Antonio Guterres stressed the need for support of the global countries because of the massive destruction in Ukraine.
UN Secretary Antonio Guterres believes that the general scale of destruction across Ukraine will require strong international support going far beyond humanitarian aid, as the UN Press Service reports.
“The war in Ukraine is a relentless humanitarian nightmare. It is getting worse as the days pass and the temperature drops. Civilians are paying an especially heavy price during the winter season, particularly people living on the front lines and those cut off from heat, water and essential services”, he said speaking at the international conference in Paris.
The Secretary General noted extreme destruction of Ukraine’s energy system, which left hospitals and schools without power supply and millions of people without access to water and heat.
”The severe destruction to homes, livelihoods and critical infrastructure will take years to rebuild. Over the past few months, humanitarians have provided more than 630,000 civilians with direct winter assistance, and 400 generators have been distributed to critical facilities. […]
He urged the leaders to invest in Ukraine’s resilient recovery and reconstruction and to work together to create the conditions to forge peace in line with the Charter of the United Nations and international law. Läs pressmeddelande