More humanitarian assistance is needed to address the worsening crisis in Ukraine, the UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator for Ukraine said on Monday.
Dennis Brown called on the international community to continue life-saving operations in Ukraine.
"Since the war began, access to areas outside the control of the Ukrainian government has been very difficult," Brown said. “I urge parties to the conflict to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law and promote the humanitarian response to ensure that all those in dire need are reached, wherever they live.
On Monday, the United Nations revised a multi-agency Flash Appeal to continue fighting the problems facing Ukraine. The financial aid pointed to in the appeal increased from $2.25 billion to he $4.3 billion and will be used specifically to support and protect Ukrainian citizens until December 2022.
Mr Brown said there are at least one-third of the Ukrainian population, or about 17.7 people. One million people — will need humanitarian assistance in the coming months.
With winter approaching and displaced Ukrainians facing heat, oil and gas losses, increased funding is critical.
There is an urgent need in the Donbass region and some northern and southern provinces.