UN, ICRC send humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine


KIEV, July 10 (Xinhua) — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations (UN) have sent around 75 tons of humanitarian aid to the non-government-controlled areas of Donbass in eastern Ukraine, the State Border Service of Ukraine said Thursday.

It said the UN sent 35 tons of food, bedding and COVID-19 test kits from Kiev to Donetsk.

Assistance from the ICRC — 40 tons of building materials — followed along the same route.

The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine has been going on for more than six years. According to UN data, 3.4 million people there have been in need of humanitarian aid so far this year. Enditem


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