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  • WHO and EU deliver essential supplies to 27 COVID-19 laboratories to enhance Ukraine’s testing capacity

    On July 6, the World Health Organisation, with funding from the European Union, has scaled up vital supplies for COVID-19 testing to help boost Ukraine’s response to the pandemic. The total amount of the goods worth over EUR 3.5 million include consumables, reagents and critical laboratory equipment to speed up, scale up and automatize PCR-testing. They are procured as part of a larger assistance package from the EU, through its “Solidarity for Health Initiative”, implemented by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Ukraine. In an event today, the part of the supplies were handed over to the Kyiv Regional Laboratory Center by Head of the Local and Human Development Section of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Frederik Coene and WHO Representative in Ukraine Dr. Jarno Habicht. Frederik Coene, the Head of the Local and Human Development Section of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, said: “COVID-19 is a defining challenge for public health and a test...

  • UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine Osnat Lubrani statement regarding the implementation of a coordinated approach to the crossing of the ‘contact line’

    Kyiv, 26 June 2020 After almost three months of closure, practically three out of five official crossing points at the ‘contact line’ have partially resumed their work and allowed Ukrainians with urgent reasons to finally reach essential services and attend to their acute needs and those of their loved ones. Earlier in June, I called for a phased approach to the re-opening and operation of the entry/exit crossing points that is fully coordinated and clearly communicated to the population. The current situation at the crossing points demonstrates that this call was not fully translated into real actions by relevant parties.

  • Government of Japan provides USD 4.2 million through UN and ICRC projects for recovery and support of vulnerable population in eastern Ukraine

    Kyiv, Ukraine (2 July 2020)  For already 7 years in a row the Government of Japan has been providing financial assistance to support people and affected communities in eastern Ukraine. In 2020 Japan will allocate USD 4.2 million to deliver assistance through five projects that will be implemented by 4 United Nations agencies and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Within a firm and long-standing cooperation with the government of Japan and government of Ukraine, the United Nations in Ukraine and the International Committee of Red Cross will continue addressing humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable people and work for recovery of the eastern regions  of Ukraine Ukraine.

  • Global Wake-Up Call by Antonio Guterres

    From COVID-19 to climate disruption, from racial injustice to rising inequalities, we are a world in turmoil. At the same time, we are an international community with an enduring vision – embodied in the United Nations Charter, which marks its 75th anniversary this year. That vision of a better future — based on the values of equality, mutual respect and international cooperation — has helped us to avoid a Third World War that would have had catastrophic consequences for life on our planet.