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Ukraine: Is UK aid reaching those who need it most?

25 November 2022

It’s nine months since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, with no obvious end to the conflict in sight. Millions of people have been displaced, forced to move within Ukraine and to neighbouring countries. Russia has targeted Ukraine’s infrastructure leaving millions without electricity, water or heating. There have been reports of mass violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.

Purpose of the Session

The need for humanitarian assistance is urgent. According to the most recent report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 17.1 million people need assistance. The volatility of the conflict has complicated the delivery of help, especially in the east, where Ukrainians in Russian-controlled areas may be beyond the reach of humanitarian organisations.

In this one-off session, the International Development Committee questions three women directly involved in sourcing and delivering help to Ukraine about the effectiveness of the UK’s response. Some questions may also relate to the Committee’s work on the UK’s support for countries that host large numbers of refugees.

Witnesses

Tuesday 29 November 2022, Grimond Room, PCH

At 2.30pm

  • Lesia Vasylenko MP, Member of the Ukrainian Parliament 
  • Natalia Tronenko, Co-Founder, British Ukrainian Aid 
  • Narmina Strishenets, Conflict & Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Adviser, Save the Children UK  

Further information

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