17:41 07 May 2024

Denmark pledges €33.5 mln in humanitarian aid and protection for vulnerable Ukrainians

The Danish government allocates 250 million Danish kroner (33.5 million euros) for the urgent basic needs of Ukraine's most vulnerable population groups.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark reports this, according to Ukrinform.

"The situation in Ukraine is incredibly dire. Numerous Ukrainians have been displaced, countless buildings lie in ruins, hospitals have been targeted, and necessities like water, heat, and electricity are scarce for many people. In areas near the front line, the situation is catastrophic. Women and children are particularly at risk. Through this new support package, we aim to provide urgent humanitarian assistance and protection for the most vulnerable groups, potentially saving their lives," said Danish Minister for International Development Dan Jorgensen.

It is noted that this package provides essential emergency assistance in the form of:

  • food,
  • medicines,
  • water,
  • housing for Ukrainians in the areas most affected by the war.

Special attention is paid to protecting the most vulnerable sections of the population. These include millions of children who suffer from the effects of war and need a safe environment, social engagement, and support to continue their education even during the war.

The support package also contributes to efforts to prevent, mitigate, and respond to the specific risks faced by women and girls, including the risk of sexual and gender-based violence. It contributes to the provision of psychosocial support and maternal and childhood care.

According to the UN, more than two years after the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, almost 15 million people need humanitarian assistance. This is about 40% of the population of Ukraine. The most vulnerable Ukrainians, including women, children, and people displaced by hostilities, are particularly affected by the war.

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It should be noted that Ukraine will receive 42 American F-16 fighter jets from the Netherlands and 19 aircraft from Denmark.

Furthermore, Ukrainian pilots who have received training on F16 fighter jets in Denmark and the United States are currently practicing the tasks they will encounter in Ukraine. This includes conducting strikes on Shahed drones and missiles.

In addition to funds for military aid, the Danish government also allocates additional funds for the Danish-Ukrainian fund, which helps attract investments from Danish companies to Ukraine.

Denmark also allocated almost 6 million euros to restore Ukraine's energy infrastructure.

Furthermore, Denmark has approved a new arms package valued at €295 million to bolster Ukraine's naval capabilities.


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