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FIFA Foundation helps victims of war in Ukraine.

by Viona Aminda 6 months ago in football
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In total, USD 1 million has been made available to the FIFA Foundation so that it can respond to the growing humanitarian situation in Ukraine and the region

FIFA Foundation helps victims of war in Ukraine.
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Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the FIFA (www.FIFA.com) Foundation has been involved in several activities to help victims by working alongside the local and regional football community. An initial shipment of humanitarian supplies has already been delivered to the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF), while a total of USD 1 million has been allocated for action to be taken.

The needs and response are being evaluated and developed in close coordination between the FIFA Foundation, the UEFA Foundation for Children, FIFA, UEFA, the UAF and FIFA member associations, as well as other football, sport and humanitarian stakeholders.

“In the face of this conflict, we want to do our part and support the people in Ukraine and the ones who have fled the war,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino. “The FIFA Foundation stands ready to provide some of the needed assistance by working in coordination with the football community in Ukraine and in the region.”

Following a request from the UAF, an initial shipment of first-aid medical kits has already been transported by road to Ukraine to meet the most urgent needs. In total, USD 1 million has been made available to the FIFA Foundation so that it can respond to the growing humanitarian situation in Ukraine and the region. This work is being carried out in collaboration with the football community to provide help where it is most needed.

Besides these humanitarian activities, FIFA has adopted a series of temporary regulatory measures (https://fifa.fans/3qieDlp) to support professional players and clubs in these difficult times.

The United States announces more than $195 million in additional humanitarian assistance for South Sudan

With this new support, USAID will help provide emergency food and nutrition assistance, essential health care, livelihood support, and protection services

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing more than $195 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of South Sudan, who continue to experience the devastating effects of violence, food insecurity, the COVID-19 pandemic, and successive years of widespread flooding. Approximately 8.9 million people, more than two-thirds of the country’s population, will require humanitarian assistance this year, an increase of 600,000 since 2021.

With this new support, USAID will help provide emergency food and nutrition assistance, essential health care, livelihood support, and protection services to save the lives of nearly 1.5 million people while building community resilience to future shocks. This new funding includes support through the UN World Food Program (WFP) to provide emergency food and nutrition assistance to more than 1.2 million crisis-affected people across South Sudan, as well as support for the UN Humanitarian Air Service and the WFP-led Logistics Cluster to transport critical food, health, and protection supplies by air to communities in remote and hard-to-reach areas.

U.S. assistance continues to comprise an increasingly large portion of the total South Sudan response, but humanitarian needs are outpacing funding. Donors are urged to step up with much-needed relief immediately. In 2022, South Sudan is expected to face its highest levels of food insecurity and malnutrition since its independence more than 10 years ago. The United States remains committed to helping the people of South Sudan and calls on other donors to increase their contributions to the humanitarian response.

The United States is deeply concerned that more than three years after the signing of the revitalized peace agreement, South Sudan’s government remains unable to provide basic services or security for the population. The U.S. calls on the government to swiftly implement the peace agreement, take stronger measures to end local violence, and hold accountable persons responsible for attacking humanitarian workers and denying humanitarian access.

For the latest updates on U.S. humanitarian assistance in South Sudan, please visit: https://www.usaid.gov/humanitarian-assistance/south-sudan.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

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