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17.7 million people in Ukraine need humanitarian assistance and protection

17.7 million people in Ukraine need humanitarian assistance and protection

Intense hostilities since the start of Russia’s invasion on February 24, 2022, have left at least 17.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection, an increase of around 2 million people compared to April, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Ukraine Denise Brown reports.

Brown has called on the international community to continue its support for life-saving operations in Ukraine as the war continues to drive an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in the country. The call comes as the United Nations and humanitarian organizations in Ukraine revised the Humanitarian Flash appeal to respond to the worsening situation. The financial request increased from $2.25 billion to $4.3 billion to make sure aid workers in the country have the funding and resources necessary to continue delivering critical assistance and protection services to people across Ukraine until December 2022, the report says.

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