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Ukraine floods: A helping hand from Yoko Ono

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Yoko Ono, the widow of the late Beatle John Lennon, handed 70,000 Swiss francs over to the Hungarian Red Cross late last month, in order to support its operation aiming to help flood victims in Hungary and the Ukraine. Ono, who was in Budapest to open a new art exhibition, was overcome with feelings when she learned about the disastrous floods in the region earlier this winter. "The world is like a human body. If any part of it is hurt, the whole is damaged," she said. This is by far the biggest relief operation which the Hungarian Red Cross has coordinated, shipping 2.7 million Swiss francs worth of goods to the affected areas over the past two months. Approximately 80 percent of the assistance has gone to the Ukraine.