Elizabeth Isakov. The international Committee of the red cross wishes to increase the number of employees in Ukraine from 170 to 400 people, said in an interview Last news the head of Department operational activities of the ICRC in the European Union and Central Asia Laurent Korba.
"in General the ICRC in Ukraine will be shown by the state presumably from 400 employees, 70 of whom will be foreign, and more than 300 local professionals," he said.
today on the territory of Ukraine employs about 170 workers of the red cross.
According to Korb, the increased presence of the ICRC inherent in the increased budget of the division for the conduct of humanitarian operations in Ukraine. The rate increase will enable the ICRC also on a monthly basis to provide humanitarian assistance to more than 120 thousand people, providing them with food and basic hygiene kits, providing medical institutions with necessary equipment and medicines, as well as to provide assistance to restore houses and destroyed infrastructure in the East of Ukraine.
at the end of last year, the Red cross has planned in the budget for 2015 cash assistance for humanitarian operations in Ukraine in the amount of 46, 9 million Swiss francs (about 48, $ 3 million). However, in mid-April, the budget was revised and increased to more than 80 million Swiss francs (84, 5 million).
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