Geneva, Mar 11 (EFE).- The government of Switzerland increased Friday its humanitarian aid in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine to 80 million Swiss francs (around $86 million), according to an official statement.
One-fourth of this aid will go to Ukrainians fleeing the conflict to neighboring countries, where more than 2.5 million displaced persons are estimated to have already arrived, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The aid includes the delivery of relief material and financial support for humanitarian organizations, the statement said, adding that around 500 tons of this aid has already arrived in Ukraine, Poland and Moldova.
The UN and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement estimate that some 12 million Ukrainians are in urgent need of assistance, and estimate funding needs for Ukraine and neighboring countries to be more than 1.8 billion euros ($2 billion). EFE