WHO expresses concern for civilians in Ukraine

Geneva (AFP) – 02/26/2022. 00:47

WHO prepares to help civilians in Ukraine

  • The organization is “extremely concerned” for civilians in Ukraine
  • According to the United Nations, 100,000 people were forced to flee due to the invasion

The director of the World Health Organization in Europe told AFP on Friday that the organization was “extremely concerned” for civilians in Ukraine as a result of the Russian invasion and was seeking to provide medical support to the country.

“I am very concerned about the safety and health of civilians in Ukraine,” said regional director Hans Kluge, while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused the Russian army on Friday of targeting civilian areas in Kiev.

According to the United Nations, 100,000 people were forced to flee due to the invasion.

Ukrainian forces are battling Russian soldiers on Friday on the outskirts of the capital, Kiev, on the second day of the invasion ordered by Vladimir Putin, which called on the Ukrainian army to take power, playing down new Western sanctions.

With the fighting and the wounded, “hospitals will urgently need emergency supplies, including medicines and surgical supplies,” Kluge said in a written statement to AFP.

He said that the WHO at the global, continental and local levels “is mobilizing to provide health support to Ukraine and neighboring countries.”

and getting ready the organization The UN is currently delivering surgical supplies from Dubai to be transported to Ukraine, “most likely via Poland,” he said.

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