Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba discussed the assistance in combating the coronavirus pandemic with UNDP and WHO representatives in Ukraine.
"On March 27, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba discussed the fight against coronavirus pandemic with UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine Osnat Lubrani and heads of the UNDP, the UNICEF and the World Health Organization offices in Ukraine in a video conference format," the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine informs.
In particular, representatives of the UN system noted that the organization mobilizes resources to support Ukraine in two areas: for the primary needs of the health care system and to overcome the socio-economic consequences of the pandemic.
“The Government has designated the MFA as the coordinator of international humanitarian aid, and we have an effective architecture for such coordination. We can help you channel resources into the most important areas. But right now, we have to consider not only the fight with pandemic but also its consequences for our communities, society and economy,” Kuleba said.
The minister stressed that Ukraine supported the UN Secretary-General's call for international efforts to combat Covid-19 and welcomed the launch of a $2 billion global humanitarian response plan to support the countries most affected by the pandemic.
As of the morning of March 28, Ukraine had 311 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases.