3 July 2018, 17:20
Charity approves 2,300 aid requests from Lugansk region residents since January
LUGANSK, July 3 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Miloserdiye (Compassion) public charity organisation has approved some 2,300 requests for financial assistance from residents of the Lugansk People’s Republic and Kiev-controlled areas of the Lugansk region since the beginning of this year, Miloserdiye chairman Yuriy Yurov told the Lugansk Media Centre.
“The Commission approved another 126 requests for help from residents of the LPR and Kiev-held areas at today’s meeting. It has granted a total of 2,276 such requests since the beginning of this year,” Yurov said.
The applicants will notified about the start of payments.
Earlier, Yurov said Miloserdiye temporarily stopped taking applications from Lugansk region residents as it was launching a quick review procedure.
In the second half of 2017, Miloserdiye approved and funded 1,055 financial aid requests from Lugansk region residents.
The number of applicants Miloserdiye plans to review this year will exceed the 2017 figure by several times.
More residents of Kiev-held areas has been seeking help from Miloserdiye despite various impediments created by Ukrainian authorities.
Miloserdiye was set up under the aegis of the Donbass people reunification humanitarian programme. It provides financial aid to Lugansk Region residents in difficult circumstances, including residents of Kiev-held areas. Priority is given to the applicants needing money for treating serious diseases.
On February 17 DPR and LPR Heads Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitskiy launched the program of humanitarian assistance for residents of Kiev-occupied part of Donbass. The main goal of the programme is to support socially vulnerable groups. It envisions financial and medical aid and education services.
The LPR Telecom and Mass Communications Ministry launched the humanitarian programme website.
LuganskMediaCentre — 03 July — Lugansk