The Thai Foreign Ministry has approved a budget of 2 million baht for humanitarian aid in Ukraine due to the ongoing violence in the country, which continues to cause deaths, injuries and damage to infrastructure.
The Thai government has so far repatriated 230 of the 256 Thais living and working in Ukraine.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Thani Saengrat told reporters that the fund was approved following a recent request for humanitarian aid from the Ukrainian embassy in Thailand. He said the money will be distributed to those in need of help in the affected areas through the Ukrainian Red Cross and other international organizations and the Royal Thai Embassy in Warsaw, Poland. , to purchase additional supplies and necessities.
The spokesperson said it was the second time that Thailand had provided humanitarian aid to Ukraine. In 2019, the country donated 1 million baht in aid and medical assistance to displaced residents in eastern Ukraine.
Thai citizens in Ukraine seeking assistance are advised to contact the Thai Consulate in Warsaw at +48-696-642-348 or email [email protected] (NNT)