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U.N. calls humanitarian situation in southern Ukraine critical

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November 28,2022 459
U.N. calls humanitarian situation in southern Ukraine critical

The United Nations says that the situation in the southern Ukrainian cities of Mykolaiv and Kherson remains “dire” and “critical,” CNN reports.

“Nearly a quarter of a million people in Mykolaiv alone face a lack of heat, water and power. U.N. spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said that Humanitarian Coordinator Denise Brown visited the two southern cities over the weekend. Brown reported that people fleeing Kherson are going to Mykolaiv, according to Dujarric. Donors have provided $3.1 billion in humanitarian aid through the UN this year, but Dujarric said continued funding is important to ‘maintain the momentum of the response,’ especially during winter months,” the CNN report reads.

Photo: Chairman of Kherson region Yaroslav Yanushevych, left, and U.N. resident coordinator Denise Brown visit an evacuation coordinating point in the southern city of Kherson, Ukraine, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick via The Washington Times)

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