UK allocates £1 million funding for ICRC in relation to Nagorno Garabagh conflict

UK allocates £1 million funding for ICRC in relation to Nagorno Garabagh conflict
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The United Kingdom has allocated humanitarian aid for civilians, affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, said UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, APA reports.

He said that urgent medical supplies, food and safer shelters will be delivered to needy civilians within the framework of aid package: "Today’s UK aid package will help deliver vital food, medicine and urgent healthcare to those affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. We continue to urge both sides to engage with the OSCE Minsk group and seek a peaceful, negotiated, political solution which the people of the region so desperately need."

British FM noted growing numbers of civilian casualties and damage to homes and vital infrastructure from September 27 until now: "Now much-needed medical supplies, including dressing kits and bandages, will be provided for civilians caught up in the crisis through a new £1 million UK aid package, in response to an appeal by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). People injured in the fighting, including children caught in the crossfire, will receive life-saving treatment at health facilities or from emergency responders supported by the ICRC. Many of those affected have limited access to food and other essentials, and UK support will provide blankets, food parcels and basic hygiene items to vulnerable communities near to the fighting."

Zumrud Pashkin

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