The UN has provided aid to 2.5 million people in Ukraine | News


The Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, reported that they have provided humanitarian aid to 2.5 million people throughout Ukraine since the Russian special military operation began on February 24.


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Guterres noted that the multilateral organization has deployed more than 1,300 officials and collaborators in Ukraine to provide humanitarian assistance.

The office of the UN Crisis Coordinator warned of the growing humanitarian emergency in Ukraine, where at least seven million displaced people remain inside the country, lack basic services such as water or electricity and face economic difficulties.

Faced with the humanitarian panorama, António Guterres argued that the only lasting solution to end the suffering of people is peace.

The UN secretary-general on Wednesday sent letters to the Russian and Ukrainian missions asking for a meeting with the leaders of those countries.

According to the statement released by the UN spokesman, Guterres asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to receive him in Moscow and also Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to meet with him in kyiv.

In the letters, António Guterres announced that he would be willing to discuss measures in order to achieve an end to the conflict in Ukraine.

Guterres also called for a four-day humanitarian truce on Tuesday, in order to open humanitarian corridors for aid deliveries and the evacuation of civilians.

The pause proposed by the UN will allow civilians to move to safe areas and the delivery of aid to places such as Mariupol, Donetsk, Lugansk and Kherson.

According to UN data, more than four million people in those areas need help.

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