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11 February 2020, 16:42

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Charity approves over 3,600 aid requests in 2019

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LUGANSK, February 11 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Miloserdiye (Compassion) charity organisation met more than 3,600 requests for financial assistance from residents of the Lugansk People’s Republic and Kiev-controlled areas of the Lugansk region in 2019, Miloserdiye chairman Yuriy Yurov said.

“Last year, 3,606 people received benefits,” Yurov 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 the LPR 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 — 11 February — Lugansk