Emergency food voucher distribution underway in Ukraine

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Elena stands in the ruins of her family’s house hit by an artillery shell in early July. UNHCR/I. Zimova

The distribution of Emergency food voucher s for 10,000 people is underway in eastern Ukraine.

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) distributed food vouchers to people in Donetsk who were displaced by ongoing fighting in the region.

Pro-Russian separatist rebels control much of the eastern part of the country.

The ceasefire agreement they signed with the government was seen as a welcome step towards ending the conflict but armed groups continue to terrorize the population.

Stéphane Dujarric  is the UN Spokesperson.

"WFP says access to food continues to be a priority concern. With high unemployment, lack of available hard currency, growing inflation and increased food prices, it is becoming increasingly difficult for families to keep sufficient, nutritious food on the table. With the winter period approaching, the situation is expected to worsen."  (19″)

The Government of Ukraine's State Emergency Services has registered more than 450,000 displaced people since the internal conflict began at the beginning of the year.

Stephanie Castro, United Nations

Duration:  1’05″

 

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