The United States is providing over $186 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support internally displaced persons and the more than three million refugees affected by Russia’s war in Ukraine.
“This will provide further support for humanitarian organizations responding to the crisis and complement the generosity of the neighboring countries that are welcoming and supporting refugees,” reads the statement by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Blinken also called for an immediate end to Russia’s continuing war against Ukraine and for Russia to facilitate unhindered humanitarian access in Ukraine and safe passage for those who seek to leave the cities where they are trapped.
“Humanitarian aid deliveries must be allowed to continue without interference, and humanitarian workers must have safe passage to deliver aid and assistance to those in need,” the U.S. Secretary of State underscored.
As reported, at the end of last week, the United States allocated $200 million in additional defense support to Ukraine. On Tuesday, the U.S. President approved a law stipulating a $13.6 billion package for the U.S. response to Russia's aggression, as well as support for Ukraine and its allies in Europe.