As the United Nations (UN) has declared that 13 million people living in Ukrainian territory are in need of vital humanitarian aid; including shelter, food and medical supplies, countries across the world has scheduled a conference for May 5 to raise finance for the humanitarian need of Ukraine presently engaged in war with Russia.
A press statement on Friday by the Embassy of Poland in Nigeria disclosed that an international donors’ conference for Ukraine is to be held in Warsaw on 5th May.
According to the statement, the event is being spearheaded by the Prime Minister of Poland – Mateusz Morawiecki and the Prime Minister of Sweden – Magdalena Andersson, in partnership with the President of the European Council Charles Michel and the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. This initiative aims to provide humanitarian support for Ukraine.
“The meeting will be convened at the Heads of State and Government level, with the participation of global business and financial institutions’ representatives. The conference will initiate a series of aid events for war-ravaged Ukraine in the upcoming months,” the statement read.
The statement added that: “The conference aims to raise funds for Ukraine’s growing humanitarian needs. Poland and Sweden want to encourage their partners to jointly respond to the difficult humanitarian situation in Ukraine. As a result of Russian aggression, there are civilian casualties, organised forced deportations, and the financial situation of millions of people is constantly deteriorating. Today, real solidarity is needed to effectively support Ukrainian society.
The UN has said 13 million people living in Ukrainian territory are in need of vital humanitarian aid; including shelter, food and medical supplies, this has made it essential to mobilise immediate international aid for Ukraine, which currently covers less than 15% of that which is needed.