Wednesday, April 6, 2022

What aid groups need to consider when distributing cash aid in Ukraine

DNIPRO, Ukraine — When asked what type of aid assistance would be most beneficial, Svitlana Servatovska has a hard time responding. The 40-year-old business owner lost everything when her city of Mariupol in southern Ukraine was decimated by Russian airstrikes. Seated in the lobby of a hotel in the eastern city of Dnipro with her husband where they’ve sought some respite from the attacks, the couple said the help they’ll want from humanitarians depends on where they’ll go next.

Cash assistance would be useful if they continue traveling west, which has so far been spared from major violence, but it won’t work if at some point they try returning home, they said. Since early March when missiles damaged or destroyed more than 90% of buildings... Read More