The UN children's Fund (UNICEF) gave the state sanitary and epidemiological service of Ukraine reagents and Equipment for rapid monitoring of drinking water quality in Lugansk and Donetsk regions, informs on Wednesday, the Ukrainian SES.
As emphasized in the message, because these materials the state sanitary and epidemiological service will be able to spend more than 800 analyses of the quality of drinking water supply in the house more than 600 thousand adults and children living in the territories controlled by the government of Ukraine in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
"Today's event is extremely important for residents of the region. The equipment and test kits that are getting our laboratories, will allow the state sanitary and epidemiological service to monitor the safety of drinking water for microbiological indicators in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. And this will give the opportunity to reduce the risk of drinking contaminated water and to prevent outbreaks of infectious diseases ", - quotes the head of the Ministry of state sanitary and epidemiological service Svyatoslav Protas.
Since the beginning of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, according to the analysis, UNICEF, nearly 1 3 million children and adults facing serious water shortage due to damaged or destroyed water supply systems in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. During this period of time almost 1. 4 million have been displaced within Ukraine, And among them, 174 thousand children.
according to the SES of Ukraine in January 2015 UNICEF together With partners has helped more than 550 thousands of children and adults to have access to safe drinking water in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well As among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which Since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.