UN phases out the world food program in the Donbas
The UN has discontinued the World Food Program (WFP) in the Donbas, as was stated by international analyst and former spokesperson of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Michael Bociurkiw.
“A few hours ago I was informed that the World Food Program has stopped providing assistance in Eastern Ukraine. This is the only country in Europe that receives assistance,” he said.
According to Bociurkiw, this is due to problems with financing. He also added that unfortunately, in 2019 the WFP will face the same challenges.
Since the start of the WFP in Ukraine in 2014, WFP provided food assistance to 970,000 people, primarily for older people living alone, women with children, and people with serious chronic illnesses.