Lithuania has decided to provide financial assistance to the most disadvantaged – Ukraine, Afghanistan, Venezuela
The Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine, the Afghan people and Venezuelan refugees, taking into account the deteriorating humanitarian and political situation in the countries.
Support will be provided for the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Organization for Migration.
Lithuania will allocate 100 thousand. euros for Ukraine, 100 thousand. euros for the Afghan people and 50 thousand. for the needs of Venezuelan refugees in Latin American countries.
“Since the beginning of the hybrid aggression launched by Russia in 2014, 1.5 million people have been relocated to eastern Ukraine. more than 3.1 million people. The people of Ukraine live in areas not controlled by government forces in the east of the country, “the ministry said in a statement to the public.” Lithuania is monitoring the international community’s humanitarian efforts to help the most deprived. “
The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is one of the best in the world and critical. The situation in the country is aggravated by long-standing armed conflicts and political instability, as well as natural disasters and climate change, food, poverty, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
With the drastic deterioration of the political, economic, human rights and humanitarian situation in Venezuela, more than 5.4 million people have left the country since 2015. The flow of farmers and migrants, the COVID-19 pandemic, has a rail effect on the political, economic and social development of the host Latin American countries.
The International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Organization for Migration provide humanitarian aid, medical assistance and help rebuild important infrastructure in the affected communities.
Humanitarian aid is part of Lithuania’s development cooperation policy, which is based on the slogan “The world’s problems have no borders. Only by contributing to their solution will we create a better and safer world for all of us. ”
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