The World Bank plans to deliver a $1.5 billion aid package to Ukraine to maintain critical state services during Russia’s offensive.
The amount was recently approved by the International Development Association, which provides financial support to emerging countries.
As the World Bank president David R. Malpass mentioned, the institution has significantly been helping hospital staff across Ukraine, older people and refugees from Ukraine cope with the Russian invasion.
“The World Bank was created in 1944 to help Europe rebuild after World War II,” Malpass shared during a speech at the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland. “As we did then, we will be ready to help Ukraine with reconstruction when the time comes.”
Also, Malpass marked an overwhelming influence of the war in Ukraine on the global economy when it had been tackling a post-pandemic crisis with high inflation and destabilized supply chains. The World Bank president predicts such enduring issues as devaluation and rising prices this year, especially in developing countries.
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