Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Ukraine
TitleDaily Noon Briefing Highlights: Ukraine
We and our humanitarian colleagues delivered a new convoy with 65 tons of relief items for people in Donetska oblast.
Daily Noon Briefing Highlights – 8 September 2022
Turning to Ukraine, the Humanitarian Coordinator Denise Brown and the Emergency Coordinator for the World Food Programme in the country, Matthew Hollingworth, condemned an attack that yesterday killed and injured civilians who were queuing to receive aid in the small village of Mala Tokmachka, in Zaporizka oblast.
The centre that was hit had been used by local authorities to distribute assistance for civilians since the war started. When it was hit yesterday, food, hygiene kits and other supplies were being distributed. Civilian infrastructure, including facilities where assistance is being provided, must be protected and civilians must be allowed to safely access the essential supplies they desperately need. The United Nations sends heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and wish those injured a speedy recovery.
On the response front, on Monday we and our humanitarian colleagues delivered a new convoy with 65 tons of relief items for people living in settlements close to the front line in Donetska oblast. The six-truck convoy brought food, water, medical and hygiene kits, and tarpaulins that will cover the immediate needs of over 5,000 people in at least four towns. Across the country, nearly 13 million people have received critical humanitarian assistance since the war began. But only about 1 million of people have received assistance in non-government-controlled areas. We continue our negotiations to make sure to seek free and unimpeded access so we can support people on both sides of the front line.