27 March 2018, 19:10
Charity organisation approves 1,000 aid requests from Lugansk region residents since January
LUGANSK, March 27 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Miloserdiye (Compassion) public charity organisation has approved 1,006 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.
“As of today, the Commission has approved 1,006 applications from residents of the LPR and Kiev-controlled areas,” organisation chairman Yuriy Yurov told the Lugansk Media Centre.
Cash benefits will be paid to the applicants needing medical treatment, Yurov said.
In 2017, Miloserdiye approved and funded 1,055 financial aid requests from Lugansk region residents.
The applications Miloserdiye plans to consider this year are expected to exceed the 2017 figure by several times.
The number of residents seeking help from Miloserdiye has been increasing despite various impediments created by Ukrainian authorities, according to the chairman.
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.
LPR Telecom and Mass Communications Ministry launched the humanitarian programme website.
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