People in Need banned from Donetsk region

Non-governmental organisation People in Need has been banned from providing humanitarian aid in the Donetsk region in Eastern Ukraine. The organisation was forced to close down its warehouse and offices after local authorities had revoked official accreditation allowing them to operate in the region. People in Need together with International Red Cross were the only two international organizations on the ground providing humanitarian aid in non-government controlled areas of Ukraine. According to People in Need`s director Šimon Pánek, they will try next week to negotiate with local authorities the possibility to complete their mission in the region.

Author: Ruth Fraňková