United Nations Aid Reaches Ukraine

United Nations Assistance reached Ukrainian Town and Cities reclaimed from Russian Control: 

More than 73,000 people in Kharkiv oblast have now received food assistance, which is nearly half of the population in the retaken areas. Villages and settlements across the oblast that are back under Ukrainian Government control are unable to meet even their most basic needs, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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“Our access to these areas follows several months of intense fighting,” said UN Office for the coordination of Humanitarian Affairs spokesperson Jens Laerke. “Nearly 140,000 people are believed to remain in the towns, villages and settlement in areas where control has changed, but they have extremely limited access to food, water, gas, electricity and medical services.”

Izium: 

In the town of Izium, the 8,000 to 9,000 people still there are “completely dependent” on humanitarian aid to survive, Mr. Laerke continued. Markets and shops have been destroyed or are closed, and families “gather in the main town square” to exchange possessions and supplies, to meet their basic needs, the United Nations Office for the coordination of Humanitarian Affairs spokesperson explained.

Further north and at the edge of Luhansk oblast, the town of Kupiansk is today home to 4,000 people, compared with the pre-war population of 28,000.

United Nations office for coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: 

“Hostilities and fighting are still frequent there,” United Nations Office for the coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported, adding that aid convoys have delivered food, water, essential household items, medicines and health services to Izium and Kupiansk, where volunteer groups have responded, too.

In addition to food assistance, United Nations office for the coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has coordinated the distribution of 12,000 hygiene kits and kitchen sets, solar lamps and blankets to 15,000 people.

Read More: https://crisisrelief.un.org/t/ukraine 

Background:

On the night of February 23 to 24, 2022, Russia began an offensive on Ukraine. The territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine have been violated, according to the United Nations, by this attack. It is against the principles outlined in the United Nations Charter.

UN Crisis Coordinator for Ukraine: 

Amin Awad of Sudan was appointed by the UN Secretary-General on February 25 to the position of Assistant Secretary-General and United Nations Crisis Coordinator for Ukraine.
The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor began an inquiry into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity on February 28.

United Nations Resolutions and ICJ: 

On March 2, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution condemning Russia’s “aggression” against Ukraine (141 votes in favor, 5 against and 35 abstentions). On March 4, the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution requesting the “swift and verifiable” removal of Russian forces and armed groups with Russian support from the whole territory of Ukraine.

Following Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, the UN Human Rights Council voted on March 5 to swiftly form an independent, global commission of inquiry. The International Court of Justice commanded Russia to cease all military actions in Ukraine right away on March 16.

The UN General Assembly strongly condemned Russia for creating a “dire” humanitarian situation on Thursday, 24 March, and demanded civilian safety and humanitarian access in Ukraine (140 votes in favor, 5 against and 38 abstentions).

Read More: https://youthdiplomacyforum.com/2022/09/11/world-war-3/ 

Three human rights experts were chosen by the United Nations on March 30 to look into potential transgressions of international law during the war in Ukraine.

Russia to be suspended from Human Rights Council: 

The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution on April 7 asking for the expulsion of Russia from the Human Rights Council. In the 193-member Assembly, the resolution achieved a two-thirds majority of those voting, excluding abstentions, with 93 nations voting in favor and 24 voting against. The UN Secretary-General travelled to Russia and Ukraine at the end of April.

Justify the use of Veto: 

On April 26, 2022, the United Nations General Assembly passed a new resolution requesting justification for the use of the veto from the Security Council’s five permanent members.

On May 6, 2022, the UN Security Council passed a resolution endorsing the Secretary-efforts General’s to find a peaceful resolution in Ukraine.  The Security Council speaking with one voice for the first time in favor of peace in Ukraine was welcomed by the Secretary-General.

On Friday, June 3, 2022, as the Russian invasion of Ukraine approached its 100th day, UN Secretary-General António Guterres issued a fresh call for a stop to the violence.

On June 10, the United Nations human rights office denounced the execution of three foreign combatants in Ukraine by a court in the so-called Donetsk republic. In a briefing to the Security Council on June 21, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide reiterated worries about “the heightened dangers” of sexual violence and human trafficking, which “particularly damage women and children.”

Read more: https://youthdiplomacyforum.com/2022/09/13/ukraine-counteroffensive-in-kharkiv/

The “horrific conflict” in Ukraine shows no signs of ending, UN political and peacebuilding director Rosemary Di Carlo told the Security Council on June 28. Since her previous update on April 5th, “countless Ukrainian people” have been killed in indiscriminate strikes, cities and villages have been destroyed, and a large portion of the country’s fertile land has been “horribly scarred by shelling,” she noted.

Ukraine Grain Exports: 

On July 22, a deal was reached on the restart of grain exports from Ukraine through the Black Sea despite the ongoing conflict. At the signing ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres declared that it is “a beacon of hope” in a world that sorely needs it.

The first ship transporting grain under the historic agreement made by Ukraine, Russia, and Turkey and overseen by the UN has departed from the Ukrainian port of Odessa, and the UN Secretary-General has hailed this.

Ukrainian Refugees: 

372 children were among the 5,718 fatalities, according to Rosemary Di Carlo, the United Nations political and peacebuilding head, who addressed the Security Council on the matter on September 7, 2022.

More than seven million Ukrainian refugees have been registered in Europe. Nearly 5,800 people have died in the battle in Ukraine, according to the head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, and the status of prisoners of war in areas controlled by Russia is “worrying.”

Read More: https://youthdiplomacyforum.com/2022/09/15/putin-expresses-willingness-to-supply-gas-to-pakistan/

United Nations Assistance to Ukraine:  

In order to be ready for winter in Ukraine, the United Nations and its humanitarian partners are requesting an additional $226 million. With the help of these money, humanitarian organizations will be able to start crucial purchasing, distributing, and maintenance tasks. Prior to the winter of 2022–2023, 1.7 million individuals are to receive aid.

As Reported by the Media Team Youth Diplomacy Forum. The data is taken from the website of the United Nations as well as media outlets mainly from Aljazeera, BBC and TRT. 

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