UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2022
Today in Kyiv, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, announced that the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, will provide $25 million in winterization assistance to help vulnerable people in Ukraine survive the harsh winter.
Attacks by Russian forces have damaged housing and critical infrastructure across Ukraine, drastically increasing humanitarian needs as winter approaches. This additional assistance will help vulnerable Ukrainians, particularly in hard-hit eastern Ukraine, survive the winter through multi-purpose cash assistance, shelter support, and water, sanitation, and hygiene assistance.
Since Russia launched its unprovoked full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the United States has provided more than $1.5 billion in humanitarian assistance to support conflict-affected people inside Ukraine and those fleeing to neighboring countries. We will continue to stand with the people of Ukraine and provide assistance to those whose lives have been upended by Russia’s brutal and senseless war.