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Estonia allocates 656 thousand euros for humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Estonia allocates 656 thousand euros for humanitarian aid to Ukraine Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has allocated 656,000 euros for humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The funds will support educational needs in frontline areas and aid local children, according to Postimees.

A portion of the funds, specifically 352,000 euros, will be used by the non-profit organization Eesti Pagulasabi for multi-purpose financial assistance in Ukraine's most vulnerable regions, improving living conditions for people in Ukraine and among Ukrainian refugees in Georgia.

Additionally, 303,000 euros will be allocated to the non-profit association Mondo, which organizes summer camps for extracurricular education for schoolchildren in Zaporizhzhia and offers mental health support in Ukraine.

"The people of Ukraine, including young children, are paying a high and painful price due to Russian terror. Daily attacks, especially in the Kharkiv region in recent weeks, have led to the deaths of civilians, destruction of buildings, and the forced displacement of thousands of vulnerable people. It is our duty to support them in every way possible," said Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna.

According to the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, about 14.6 million people in Ukraine will need humanitarian assistance in 2024, with the greatest need in frontline areas.

Estonia's support for Ukraine

Estonia has provided significant support to Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion. This support includes both weapons and military equipment as well as humanitarian aid.

In March 2024, Estonia allocated a generous military aid package worth 20 million euros to Ukraine.

Beyond one-time assistance, Estonia has proposed an ambitious financing plan for Ukraine totaling 120 billion euros.

In close cooperation with Denmark, Estonia has transferred two patrol boats to Ukraine, which will play a crucial role in protecting Ukraine's maritime routes in the Black Sea.