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The red Cross sent to the Donbass five cars with humanitarian aid

The international Committee of the red cross sent to the Donbass five cars with humanitarian aid, said on Wednesday the press service of the state border service of Ukraine.

"On the route Kyiv-Donetsk and Kyiv-Lugansk proceeded five cars with humanitarian aid from the International Committee of the red cross", - stated in the message.

ICRC: about 15 million Yemenis lack access to water and food

More than half of Yemen's population (15 million people) require food assistance and access to drinking water in order to survive, according to a publication of the International Committee of the red cross on Twitter.

In the publication the ICRC also says that people who do not have access to food, automatically deprived of basic medicines and water. "In Yemen, not 100 people, and 30,5 million," - noted in the message.

The red Cross is ready to assist the LC in the fight COVID-19

The international Committee of the red cross (ICRC) is ready if necessary to continue the delivery of humanitarian cargoes to the self-proclaimed Luhansk people's Republic to combat coronavirus infection of a new type, told journalists the head of the ICRC office in Lugansk Ki Bruininks.

In may, the press service of the ICRC announced the arrival to Lugansk in the composition of humanitarian aid to medical institutions LC, specializing in the treatment of patients with COVID-19. According to the latest data released by the Ministry of health LNR, on July 9, the Republic was identified 551 cases with COVID-19. Also, the Ministry reported the deaths of 13 people diagnosed with the coronavirus.

The ICRC suspended humanitarian convoys in DNI because of the situation in the neutral zone

Donetsk office of the International Committee of the red cross decided to suspend sending humanitarian convoys in the self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic due to the difficult situation in the neutral zone between the checkpoints on the frontline in the Donbass, told reporters the head of the office of Cyril Arena.

Earlier, Kiev and DNR decided to open civilian traffic and pedestrians at the checkpoints of entry and exit across the contact line, which was suspended because of the situation with the spread of the virus COVID-19. Conditions of movement through the checkpoint include a number of requirements, stipulated by the parties.

The ICRC assessed the situation with humanitarian aid

Without the concerted efforts of the international community after a pandemic coronavirus can dramatically increase the need for humanitarian assistance to countries affected by conflict, said the International Committee of the red cross (ICRC), citing their survey.

"We anticipate that, if the international community does not act together, the need for humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of a pandemic will increase and worsen. There is a possibility of the emergence of new short - and long-term needs in health care and humanitarian protection. It is also likely that such assistance will require a relatively self-sufficient in all other respects, communities," - said in comments to RIA Novosti.

The red Cross has been asked to allocate funds to combat coronavirus

International movement of red cross and red Crescent requests the provision of additional 3.19 billion Swiss francs (3.19 billion dollars) to help the most vulnerable populations in the world in terms of pandemic of novel coronavirus infection, said in a press release.

According to the statement, funds will be allocated for "expansion of vital services" and aid in "the elimination of direct consequences of the pandemic and its long-term social and economic consequences."