In a statement, Blinken announced that assistance will be channeled through NGOs and that it will include food, clean water, shelter, emergency medical care, winter preparedness and protection.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Sunday that the US will send US$54 million in humanitarian aid to Ukraine. In a statement, Blinken said assistance will be channeled through NGOs and that it will include food, clean water, shelter, emergency medical care, winter preparedness and protection. “Ukraine’s urgent humanitarian needs as an important part of our response to Russia’s premeditated, unprovoked and unjustified attack,” the secretary said.
In the note, Blinken informed that the humanitarian aid of the USA to Ukraine totals nearly US$405 million since the Russia invaded the former Soviet republic in 2014 and annexed the Crimean peninsula. The US Secretary of State also praised countries that welcome Ukrainians and said the United States is diplomatically committed “to support their efforts to keep their borders open and help those who seek international protection,” he declared. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on Thursday, the 27th, the UNHCR, a refugee agency in UNreported that more than 368,000 people have fled to neighboring countries and more than 160,000 are displaced.