7 August 2018, 18:25
Charity approves 2,798 aid requests from Lugansk region residents since January
LUGANSK, August 7 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Miloserdiye (Compassion) charity organisation has approved nearly 2,800 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.
“During today’s session, Miloserdiye approved 132 requests for help; half of them came from LPR residents and another half from residents of Kiev-controlled areas,” Yurov said. “It has granted a total of 2,798 such requests since the beginning of this year.”
The charity continues to review the applications submitted in November 2017. The applicants will be notified about the start of payments.
Earlier, Yurov said that Miloserdiye had 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.
An increasing number of residents of Kiev-held areas seek help from Miloserdiye despite various impediments created by Ukrainian authorities, Yurov said.
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, 2017 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 — 07 August — Lugansk