Months of fighting have devastated the infrastructure of eastern Ukraine. Now the United Nations is turning to crowdsourcing to help rebuild.
In Ukraine's war-torn east, 220,000 children are at risk of injury or death by explosives littering the territory. They have caused scores of deaths, and left many children with "lifelong disabilities," says UNICEF.
Amid soaring tensions in eastern Ukraine's conflict, the German chancellor has urged "immediate" steps to prevent more violence. But Russia said the Trump administration's latest decision could lead to "new bloodshed."
The United Nations has appealed for $22.5 billion to provide humanitarian aid to more than 90 million people next year. Armed conflicts and natural disasters have driven up the estimated aid total to a record level.
The presidents of Russia and the US spoke about the situation in Syria and a coordination of anti-terror efforts in a call that lasted for over an hour. Also on the agenda were the conflict in Ukraine and North Korea.
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