Posted: 15.01.2024 16:06:00

UN requests $4.2bn to support Ukraine and refugees

The United Nations and its partners appealed to donors for a total of $4.2bn to support Ukraine and its refugees in 2024, Reuters reports


The UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said more than 14.6 million people, or 40 percent of Ukraine’s population, will need humanitarian assistance.

“As part of the appeal, OCHA is asking for $3.1bn to help 8.5 million people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in 2024. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is asking for $1.1bn to support 2.3 million Ukrainian refugees and their host communities,” the publication reads.

Most refugees now live in Europe, but only about 60 percent of them are employed, often below their qualifications, with the rest ‘remaining vulnerable’ because they have no means of subsistence.