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UKRAINIANS RECEIVE $85 MLN WORTH OF TRANSFERS THROUGH PRIVATBANK, WESTERN UNION FROM UN WFP

Ukrainians receive $85 mln worth of transfers through PrivatBank, Western Union from UN WFP

KYIV. June 16 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukrainians have received more than 600,000 transfers worth $85 million through the state-owned PrivatBank (Kyiv) and the Western Union international payment system from the UN World Food Program (WFP), the bank’s press service reported on Wednesday.

According to the report, 95% of transfers were received online to a PrivatBank card.

The press service recalled that in May, the UN WFF began disbursing cash assistance to internally displaced persons in Ukraine through Western Union. The amount of assistance is UAH 2,220 per person and up to UAH 6,660 per family.

According to the statistics of the National Bank of Ukraine, as of April 1, 2022, PrivatBank ranked first (UAH 592.38 billion) among 69 banks operating in the country in terms of total assets.

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UN WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION: EVENTS IN UKRAINE MAY SLOW DOWN RECOVERY OF INTERNATIONAL TOURISM

International tourism is rapidly recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, but developments in Ukraine and the economic situation in the world as a whole may slow down the improvement in the industry’s performance, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
“The vast majority of industry professionals are looking forward to a recovery in international tourism in 2022 compared to 2021 if the virus does not spread and countries continue to lift restrictions. In the first quarter, international tourism recovered rapidly, but despite the positive outlook, the economic situation, combined with events in Ukraine, could lead to a slowdown in the recovery of international tourism.
According to her, in the first quarter, the number of international tourist arrivals amounted to 61% of the level of the pre-pandemic 2019.
“Events in Ukraine interfere with travel in Eastern Europe, but so far have had a limited impact on the overall performance of international tourism. However, economic consequences, including rising oil prices and inflation, disruption of international supply chains, lead to an increase in transport and hotel accommodation costs.
Thus, according to the UNWTO, the average cost of one international tourist trip has grown from $1,000 in 2019 to $1,400 in 2022. Many UNWTO experts expect a full recovery of international arrivals to 2019 levels in 2023.
According to the organization, international tourism revenues fell by $2 trillion in 2020 and 2021 due to border closures and air travel.

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UN: WAR IN UKRAINE KILLS AT LEAST 4,339 CIVILIANS

Civilian casualties from February 24, when Russia started the war against Ukraine, to 24:00 June 9 amounted to 9,585 civilians (a day earlier – 9,519), including 4,339 dead (4,302), reports the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday.

“OHCHR believes that the actual figures are much higher as information is delayed from some areas of heavy fighting and many reports are still awaiting confirmation,” the UN data document notes.

According to him, this applies, for example, to Mariupol (Donetsk region), Izyum (Kharkiv region) and Popasna (Luhansk region), where there are reports of numerous civilian casualties. They are subject to further verification and are not included in the above statistics.

“The majority of civilian deaths or injuries were caused by the use of explosive devices with a wide area of effect, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, as well as rocket and air strikes,” the report says.

According to confirmed UN data, 1,646 men, 1,098 women, 105 boys and 102 girls died, while the sex of 67 children and 1,321 adults has not yet been determined.

Among the 5,246 injured were 151 boys and 120 girls, as well as 172 children whose gender has not yet been determined.

Compared to the report the day before, two children were killed and four more were injured.

OHCHR indicates that in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as of midnight on June 10, there were 2,370 (2,339) dead and 2,328 (2,326) injured in government-controlled territory, and 157 (154) dead and 662 (653) injured in territory controlled by self-proclaimed “republics”.

In other regions of Ukraine under government control (in Kyiv, as well as in Zhytomyr, Zaporozhye, Kyiv, Sumy, Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, Dnepropetrovsk, Cherkasy and Chernihiv regions), the UN recorded 1812 (1809) dead and 2256 (2238) wounded .

The summary has traditionally stated that the increase in figures from the previous summary should not be attributed only to the cases on June 9, since during this period the Office verified a number of cases from previous days.

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REPRESENTATIVES OF UKRAINE, RUSSIA, TURKEY AND UN WILL DISCUSS SITUATION WITH GRAIN IN ISTANBUL IN COMING DAYS

Representatives of Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the UN will gather in Istanbul in the coming days to discuss a plan of action on the situation around problems with grain exports, the Turkish Anadolu agency reports, citing its own data.
“The details of the road map will be discussed in the coming days during the meeting, which will be attended by Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and UN representatives,” the statement said.
According to Anadolu, the meeting will consider issues related to “insurance and security of ships, as well as demining the region.”
The agency indicates that it is planned to create a coordination center in Istanbul, which “should allow sending about 20 million tons of grain and sunflower seeds from Russia and Ukraine to world markets.”

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UN: WAR IN UKRAINE CLAIMED LIVES OF MORE THAN 4 THOUSAND CIVILIANS

Civilian casualties from February 24, when Russia started the war against Ukraine, to 24:00 on May 26 amounted to 8,766 civilians (a day earlier – 8,691), including 4,031 dead (3,998), reports the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday.
“OHCHR believes that the actual figures are much higher as information is delayed from some areas of heavy fighting and many reports are still awaiting confirmation,” the UN data document notes.
According to him, this applies, for example, to Mariupol (Donetsk region), Izyum (Kharkiv region) and Popasna (Luhansk region), where there are reports of numerous civilian casualties. They are subject to further verification and are not included in the above statistics.
“The majority of civilian deaths or injuries were caused by the use of explosive devices with a wide area of effect, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, as well as rocket and air strikes,” the report says.
According to confirmed UN figures, 1,529 men, 995 women, 100 boys and 92 girls died, while the sex of 69 children and 1,246 adults has not yet been determined.
Among the 4,735 injured were 132 boys and 110 girls, as well as 164 children whose gender has not yet been determined.
Compared to the report two days earlier, a child died and two more were injured.
OHCHR indicates that in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as of midnight on May 27, there were 2,145 (2,122) dead and 2,132 (2,124) injured in government-controlled territory, and 129 (129) dead and 541 (537) injured in territory controlled by self-proclaimed “republics”.
In other regions of Ukraine under government control (in Kyiv, as well as in Zhytomyr, Zaporozhye, Kyiv, Sumy, Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk, Cherkasy and Chernihiv regions), the UN recorded 1757 (1747) dead and 2062 (2032) wounded .
The summary traditionally states that the increase in the figures from the previous summary should not be attributed only to the May 26 cases, since during this period the Office verified a number of cases from previous days.

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UN: THE WAR IN UKRAINE HAS KILLED AT LEAST 3,930 CIVILIANS

Losses among civilians from February 24, when Russia started the war against Ukraine, to 24:00 on May 22 amounted to 8,462 civilians (three days earlier – 8,189), including 3,930 dead (3,838), according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner. on Human Rights (UNHCR) on Monday.
“OHCHR believes that the actual figures are much higher as information from some places of intense fighting is delayed and many reports are still awaiting confirmation,” the document said.
According to him, this applies, for example, to Mariupol (Donetsk region), Izyum (Kharkiv region) and Popasnaya (Luhansk region), where there are reports of numerous casualties among the civilian population. They are subject to further verification and are not included in the above statistics.
“The cause of most civilian deaths or injuries was the use of explosive devices with extensive damage, including heavy artillery shelling and multiple rocket launchers, as well as missiles and air strikes,” the statement said.
According to confirmed UN data, 1,482 men, 973 women, 98 boys and 90 girls died, while the sex of 69 children and 1,218 adults has not yet been determined.
Among the 4,532 injured were 124 boys and 106 girls, as well as 164 children, the sex of whom has not yet been established.
Compared to the summary, three days earlier the child died and 11 others were injured.
UNHCR notes that at midnight on 23 May, 2,072 (1992) deaths and 2003 (1,872) injuries were recorded in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts in government-controlled territory, and 128 (127) deaths and 522 (509) wounded in self-proclaimed territories. “republics”.
In other regions of Ukraine under government control (in Kiev, as well as in Zhytomyr, Zaporizhia, Kyiv, Sumy, Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk, Cherkasy and Chernihiv regions) the UN recorded 1730 (1719) dead and 2007 (1970) wounded .
The summary traditionally states that the increase in the previous summary should not be attributed only to the cases of May 20-22, as during this period the Office verified a number of cases for the previous days.

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