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UN’s Pledge to Aid Ukraine and Withdrawal of Blue Helmets: A Game-Changing Update from Mali and Chad

UN’s Pledge to Aid Ukraine and Withdrawal of Blue Helmets: A Game-Changing Update from Mali and Chad

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has left civilians in the Donetsk region without basic necessities such as water, electricity, and gas for over a year. The situation is dire, with homes, schools, healthcare facilities, and aid distribution points being targeted in recent attacks. As a result, around 90% of the population has been forced to flee their homes.

The conflict in Ukraine has been ongoing for several years, and the impact on civilians in the Donetsk region is devastating. The lack of access to basic services like water and electricity is not only a violation of human rights but also exacerbates the already dire humanitarian situation.

The UN and its partners have been working tirelessly to provide aid to the affected communities. In the past year alone, they have organized more than 90 inter-agency convoys to deliver humanitarian assistance to frontline communities in Ukraine, with one-third of the aid reaching the Donetsk region.

However, the scale of the crisis requires urgent and sustained international support. The UN’s humanitarian coordinator in Chad, Violette Kakyomya, has called for immediate assistance as the country is facing multiple humanitarian crises. The conflict in Sudan has forced nearly 490,000 refugees to seek safety in Chad, putting immense pressure on the country’s resources.

Furthermore, Chad is also grappling with the effects of climate change, with heavy rains last year triggering a major crisis that impacted 1.4 million people and destroyed valuable farmland. This, coupled with the rising prices of basic commodities due to the conflict in Sudan, has created a dire situation for the people of Chad.

It is crucial that the international community steps up its support for both Ukraine and Chad. Humanitarian aid and assistance are urgently needed to alleviate the suffering of the affected populations and help rebuild their lives. Additionally, efforts must be made to address the root causes of these crises, such as the ongoing conflicts and the impacts of climate change, to ensure a more sustainable and peaceful future for these regions.

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