FIFA allocates $1 million for humanitarian aid in Ukraine

FIFA allocates $1 million for humanitarian aid in Ukraine

FIFA has confirmed that it has provided medical supplies to the Ukrainian Football Association (UAF) and committed $1 million to the FIFA Foundation for humanitarian relief in Ukraine.

Over 3.3 million people have already fled Ukraine's western border, with an additional 2 million internally displaced since Russia's incursion on Feb. 24.

The World Health Organization confirmed on Thursday that 43 strikes on healthcare facilities in Ukraine had resulted in the deaths of 12 people and the injury of dozens of others, including health personnel.

"Following a request from the UAF, an initial shipment of first-aid medical kits has already been transported by road to Ukraine to meet the most urgent needs," FIFA said in a statement.

"In total, $1 million has been made available to the FIFA Foundation so that it can respond to the growing humanitarian situation in Ukraine and the region. This work is being carried out in collaboration with the football community."

FIFA updated its Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP) earlier this week to allow for the registration of Ukrainian footballers outside of a transfer window.

Additionally, FIFA announced the establishment of a temporary transfer window for foreign players trapped in Russia. Russia's national teams and clubs have been suspended from international football.

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