GENEVA — In the lead up to the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, United Nations aid agencies have been stepping up lifesaving relief to thousands of people living in conflict “hot spots.”
Two inter-agency convoys reached communities in acute need on the front lines this past week. A six-truck convoy arrived in the eastern Ukrainian town of Toretsk, about 10 kilometers from the combat zone in the Donetsk region, last Tuesday.
Jens Laerke, a spokesman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, said the convoy carried essential relief, including water, medicine, and emergency shelter materials.
“The convoy also delivered trauma and emergency surgery kit supplies,” he said. “Approximately 15,000 people of the 75,000 residents who lived there before the war are still in that town and nearby communities.”
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