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Minister Logar announces EUR 1.1 million in humanitarian aid for Ukraine

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Anže Logar used his video address on the joint humanitarian call and the regional plan to assist Ukrainian refugees from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), to announce a humanitarian contribution of the Republic of Slovenia amounting to EUR 1.1 million.
Minister Anže Logar during the audio-video conference

Minister Anže Logar during the audio-video conference | Author Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

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To help the people of Ukraine, EUR 400,000 will be channelled through UN OCHA, EUR 400,000 through UNHCR, EUR 200,000 through Caritas Internationalis and EUR 100,000 through the International Committee of the Red Cross – ICCRC. 

Minister Logar strongly condemned Russia’s military attack on Ukraine as a serious violation of international law and the United Nations Charter. He expressed concern at the numerous civilian casualties and violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law. Humanitarian needs are increasing exponentially. Slovenia has expressed solidarity with Ukraine and will stand by it in these difficult times, underlined Minister Logar.

In the past week, Slovenia has already allocated material assistance to Ukraine worth EUR 163,000. It will continue to assist the Ukrainian population in various ways, including with the reception of Ukrainian refugees.

The joint humanitarian call aims to provide humanitarian assistance from the international community to the affected population of Ukraine. The UN estimates that in five days more than 500,000 people have left Ukraine, fleeing to neighbouring countries, while around 100,000 have been displaced across the country. According to UNHCR, more than half (more than 280,000) have escaped to Poland. Almost 85,000 people have arrived in Hungary, more than 36,000 in Moldova, more than 32,500 in Romania, 30,000 in Slovakia and more than 300 in Belarus. According to UNHCR, 34,600 people from Ukraine have fled to other European countries as well. Although the true scale of displacement is likely to become apparent only in the coming days and weeks, the Ukrainian authorities estimate that up to 5 million people could leave the country.