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UN starts humanitarian campaign for displaced in Ukraine

United tions, January 1: The United tions Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday announced that it is launching an initiative aimed at ferrying aid to Ukraine’s interlly displaced persons (IDPs), as well as other vulnerable citizens trapped by the ongoing hostilities. The UN agency started the humanitarian aid campaign amid continuing fighting and a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine.

The latest figures from the UN human rights office, OHCHR, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) paint a stark picture of the reality on the ground for millions of people living in the regions directly affected by the conflict, such as Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk, where hundreds of thousands of IDPs remain trapped, Xinhua reported.

From mid–April to December 12, at least 4,707 people were killed and 10,322 wounded by fighting. (IANS)

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