Kyiv, Ukraine (19 February 2018) – In 2018, the Government of Japan, the Government of Ukraine and the United Nations system in Ukraine will continue partnership in addressing humanitarian needs and support recovery in conflict-affected areas of eastern Ukraine. USD 3.6 million of assistance provided by the Government of Japan will be used to address humanitarian needs, support vulnerable groups of population and recovery of eastern regions in Ukraine, through implementation of seven projects by six UN system organizations.
The conference on the assistance which the Government of Japan provides to address the humanitarian needs, support vulnerable groups of population and recovery of eastern regions in Ukraine will be held on 19 February, 11:00 a.m. in the press center of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
For more than three years, restrictions on freedom of movement and the transfer of goods imposed by the Government of Ukraine at checkpoints along the contact line have required civilians to expose themselves to security risks, long queues, and other physical challenges, further dividing a once-integrated community.
Measles continues to spread in Ukraine, with new cases now being reported in all oblasts and Kyiv. These cases are the latest in an expanding outbreak that affected over 3 000 people and claimed the lives of 5 children and adults in 2017.