European Commission (EU), in its recent statement, informed that a payment of 148.4 million euros ($156 million) had been made to Bulgaria to take care of the Ukrainian refugees residing in the country. The payment is a part of a cohesion funding programme which has been framed to look after emergency support to Ukraine refugees fleeing the war, the EU stated on Thursday.
EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights – Nicolas Schmit, in its statement, stated, “People fleeing the war in Ukraine need immediate support to rebuild their lives in safety. With these advance payments, member states can offer food, accommodation, healthcare, education, help to access jobs and more to those in need”.
Secretary-General of the United Nations – António Guterres, this week visited the war-hit country, during which he mourned the loss of Ukrainians and condemned the destruction caused by war stating it as a violation of human rights.
Guterres stated, “Senseless loss of life, massive destruction, unacceptable violations of Human Rights. It is vital that UN mechanisms conduct their work so that there can be real accountability”.
“I’m here to focus on how the UN can expand support for the people of Ukraine, saving lives, reducing suffering and help find the path of peace. I want the Ukrainian people to know that the world sees you, hears you, and is in awe of your resilience and resolve”, underscored Secretary-General, adding that the UN will scale up its operations on the ground.
Following the above statement, he assured the Ukrainians and their President about the support provided by the United Nations to them.
“War is evil. We will continue our work to expand humanitarian support & secure the evacuation of civilians from conflict zones. The sooner this war ends, the better – for the sake of Ukraine, Russia, and the world”.