United Nations, 14 May (H.S): More than 6.4 million people have received critical humanitarian aid in Ukraine, since Russia's ongoing war began on February 24, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
More than 5.7 million people weree provided food, while over 655,000 people have received cash assistance, allowing them to cover some of their most basic needs, according to the OCHA. More than 1.5 million people have received medical assistance, and 352,000 people have received clean water and hygiene supplies.
It also stated that nearly 430,000 people have received protection, psycho-social support, and critical legal services, including assistance to internally displaced people.
Despite this remarkable scale-up, the UN agency warned that many more people, including those living in conflict zones, require immediate assistance.
According to the OCHA, parties to the conflict should remove any barriers to humanitarian staff movement to ensure the continued delivery of life-saving aid across Ukraine.
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