The United States will allocate nearly USD 48 million in humanitarian assistance to Poland’s organizations that support Ukrainians fleeing to Poland, the US ambassador to Poland has said.
On Tuesday, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced a new USD 186-million humanitarian aid package for Ukraine. On Friday, Mark Brzezinski, the US ambassador to Poland, revealed that nearly a quarter of this amount would be allocated to organizations helping refugees in Poland.
“I am proud to share the information that the US will provide nearly USD 48 million to support Ukrainian refugees in Poland. As part of the additional assistance announced by Secretary of State Blinken, the funds will go to organizations that support Ukrainians fleeing to Poland,” Brzezinski wrote on Twitter.
According to the Tuesday statement by Blinken, the new aid package is intended “to support internally displaced persons and the more than three million refugees affected by Russia’s premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified war in Ukraine.”
The aid will be conducted through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and humanitarian organizations to “complement the generosity of the neighbouring countries that welcome and support refugees, “providing food, drinking water, shelter, and emergency health care said.
Poland also helped Twenty-two-month-old Yeva Vakulenko, who had been through four rounds of chemotherapy for leukaemia at a hospital in Ukraine and then suffered a relapse. As she returned for more treatment, Russia invaded, disrupting doctors’ efforts to cure her.
This week, there was also Anna Riabiko of Poltava, Ukraine, at the clinic, seeking treatment for her daughter, Lubov, who is suffering from neuroblastoma.
“Treatment is currently impossible in Ukraine. Fighting is taking place; there are no doctors, it is impossible to have surgery or chemotherapy. And even maintenance therapy is impossible to get,” she said. “So we had to find salvation somewhere.”