The US Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield reported on March 17, 2023, that the United States plans to continue large-scale humanitarian and budgetary support to Ukraine, following Russian aggression, and expects to transfer $7.4 billion in aid to the Ukrainian side by September 2023.
Source: The US Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
“For our part, since the invasion [Russian – ed.], the United States has provided nearly $2 billion in humanitarian assistance to those in need in Ukraine and the region. And we have provided nearly $15.5 billion in direct budget support to the Government of Ukraine through World Bank mechanisms. We plan to provide an additional $7.4 billion through September,” informed the US Representative to the United Nations.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield called on the rest of the international community to continue making efforts to support Ukrainians.
“On February 15, the UN announced that UN agencies and NGOs will need $3.9 billion to bring humanitarian aid those inside Ukraine. That doesn’t include the additional $1.7 billion to support countries hosting millions of Ukrainian refugees,” added Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
According to the US Representative to the United Nations, it is necessary to go further.
“Funding alone, however, is not enough. Security Council members must continue to demand unhindered humanitarian access across Ukraine, just as 141 Member States did last month,” said Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
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