UK to grant $3 mln for business development of IDPs, residents of occupied Donbas

13.11.2015 р., 10:40

British Minister of State for International Development Desmond Swayne said this in Kyiv opening a photo exhibition titled 'Faces of Refugees'. "I'm glad to report on raising additional $1.5 million for the support small entrepreneurships [of IDPs]," he said. Swayne also said that a further $1.5 million will be issued by the UK to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to provide humanitarian aid to residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions in areas uncontrolled by Ukraine. Previously, Swayne said in an article that 1.5 million dollars will be issued by the UK for a programme of employment and business development. The plan foresees assistance for 90 small and medium-sized businesses, the creation of 250 jobs in eight regions of Ukraine, and entrepreneurship courses for 500 people.

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