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5 November 2019, 16:07

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Charity approves over 3,300 aid requests from Lugansk region residents since January

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LUGANSK, November 5 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Miloserdiye (Compassion) charity organisation has approved more than 3,300 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 said.

“At the latest meeting, the Commission approved 130 aid requests from residents of the LPR and Kiev-controlled areas of the Lugansk region,” Yurov said. “A total of 3,352 aid requests have been approved since the beginning of this year.”

The Commission plans to review another 250 applications by yearend.

“We are completing the review of extra applications submitted in July,” he said. “The charity did not take applications in May and June. Payments are due to start this week.”

In September, the charity filed 1,100 people whose applications can be submitted in November - December 2019 and in January - February 2020.  Appoitnments can be arranged starting January 15, 2020, strictly on Wednesdays, from 9:00 to 12:00, the Miloserdiye chairman said.

In 2018, Miloserdiye approved and funded 4,808 financial aid requests from Lugansk region residents. In the second half of 2017, it approved 1,055 such requests.

More residents of Kiev-held areas have been seeking 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.

Residents of the LPR and Kiev-held areas of the Lugansk region can phone +38-095-821-41-48, +38-072-102-60-93 to get a consultation.

On February 17, 2017 the DPR and LPR Heads approved the program of humanitarian assistance to residents living in the Kiev-controlled part of Donbass. The main goal of the programme is to support socially vulnerable groups in Kiev-held areas. It envisions financial and medical aid and education services.

The LPR Telecom and Mass Communications Ministry launched the humanitarian programme website.

LuganskMediaCentre — 05 November — Lugansk