Estonia Allocates €656,447 for Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine

by Roman Cheplyk
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Estonia Allocates €656,447 for Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia has announced the allocation of €656,447 for humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

This aid is primarily aimed at supporting the educational needs of frontline areas and providing assistance to children affected by the ongoing conflict.

Breakdown of the Aid Allocation:

  • Eesti Pagulasabi Activities: €352,695 will be used for multi-purpose financial assistance in the most vulnerable regions of Ukraine and to improve the lives of Ukrainian refugees in Georgia.
  • Mondo Association Initiatives: €303,752 will be allocated to organize after-school summer camps for schoolchildren from Zaporizhzhia and to offer mental health support to people in Ukraine.

Official Statement:

"Residents of Ukraine, including young children, are paying a high and painful price due to Russian terror. Daily attacks, particularly in the Kharkiv region in recent weeks, have resulted in the deaths of civilians, the destruction of buildings, and the forced displacement of thousands of vulnerable people from their homes. Our duty is to support them in every possible way," said Minister of Foreign Affairs Margus Tsahkna. "Thanks to our strategic partners, we reach those who need help the fastest with our aid."

Humanitarian Aid Efforts:

Estonia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been assisting Ukraine through strategic humanitarian aid partners, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and humanitarian organizations under the United Nations. Specific items such as medical equipment, vehicles, and energy carriers have also been sent as part of the aid.

Total Humanitarian Aid from Estonia:

The total volume of humanitarian aid to Ukraine from all sectors in Estonia has amounted to at least €26.6 million, with the public sector contributing €7.5 million.

Additional International Support:

On May 7, Denmark announced the allocation of a new humanitarian aid package worth 250 million Danish kroner (€33.5 million) to meet the basic needs of the most affected Ukrainians. Denmark has also increased funding for the Ukraine Fund by an additional 4.4 billion Danish kroner (€590 million) for 2024.

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