On July 6, a Member States Briefing on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine was held in Geneva in a hybrid format, organized by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA Geneva).
The main purpose of the briefing was to get acquainted with the results of the activities of the UN agencies in our country in the current period and to highlight the situation and needs of Ukraine in the context of providing assistance to the affected population.
Acting OCHA-Geneva Director Ms. Wafaa Saeed and UN Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator Ms. Osnat Lubrani informed the participants about the relevant work of the UN in Ukraine, about its socio-humanitarian situation, which, incl. was complicated by the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, and called on potential donors to be more involved in humanitarian activities in Ukraine.
The Permanent Representative of Ukraine in Geneva Ms. Yevheniia Filipenko informed the audience about the security and humanitarian situation in our country in the context of Russian aggression and the Government’s efforts to address related social and humanitarian challenges; noted the appropriate level of cooperation between the state bodies of Ukraine and the agencies of the UN system, and stressed the need to further involve international partners in resolving the difficult humanitarian situation in Ukraine in order to effectively implement relevant programs and projects.
On the eve, these issues were discussed, among other things, during the meeting of the Permanent Representative of Ukraine in Geneva Ms. Yevheniia Filipenko with the UN Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine Ms. Osnat Lubrani, and with the Head of Office of UN OCHA in Ukraine Mr. Ignacio Leon Garcia.