In Donetsk older children who saw nothing save it was raw and cold cellars, where They are with their parents have to hide from fire, writes authorized Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine Radoslav Jejak in his article for.
Just not so long ago Donetsk was flourishing city, at the stadiums were matches of the championship of Europe on football. Now the contrast is striking - the streets are empty, most retail outlets closed. Citizens are hiding in bomb shelters on the outskirts of the city, which have nothing to do with modern protective structures. Without the light of the electric lantern impossible to see their faces - the young and elderly, men and women sit in the basement in dirty conditions, Without water and sanitation. Just in this situation literally small children, for example, one-year-old Victoria, learn to walk and talk, tells Radoslav Rehak, which was of recent humanitarian convoy of the UN in Ukraine.
"It (the bomb shelter in Donetsk - approx. Ed.) - freezing holes, They often (shelter - approx. Ed.) in the cellars of the houses, They are in principle not suitable for human habitation. If the building will collapse under fire, all citizens will be under the rubble, " writes authorized UNICEF.
reviews Radoslaw of Jejaka, citizens hear much about politics Ukrainian conflict, the statements of the leaders of the countries on the supply of arms, about what's happening in General. But in the discussions there is no mention about the fact that most ordinary People suffer from. A loud headers - children who are in dire need.
Conflict inflicts serious psychological harm to the children, notes authorized UNICEF. They live in a state of incredible stress, see die their friends and relatives, afraid even to leave basements, as the fear never to return.
center for children with disabilities there is no need of drugs such as insulin, emphasizes Radoslav Rehak. In a shelter for children of HIV-infected mothers do not even test for checking the presence of the disease among boys and girls, do not declare the drugs to treat the disease.
It cannot go on short-term or one-time assistance to Donbass, international organizations have to provide the region's long-term support. At the end of December, UNICEF said on need $32, 4 million for humanitarian aid to Ukraine, Now this amount has grown Even more, I am sure Radoslav Rehak.