The lack of clean drinking water have approximately seven hundred thousand of the Population of Eastern Ukraine, another 35 thousand Need adequate sanitation, said the Director of programs emergency response UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Afshan Khan.
"700 thousand Children and adults in need of drinking water and 35 thousand People need adequate sanitation," said She. In her expression, in cooperation With other international organizations, UNICEF has been able to provide safe drinking water to more than 100 thousand People, according to news Agency. By results of examination UNICEF, the conflict in the East of Ukraine raised about 1, 7 million children." The children experienced a very serious psychological blow because of violence, witness to which They have become. No child will never forget this, " Khan said, pointing to the importance of providing psychological assistance to children in the Donbass. She expressed strong dissatisfaction with the lack of vaccination of children against dangerous diseases, and Among them measles and polio. Commissioner UNICEF drew attention to the fact that in Ukraine today marked one of the lowest levels of vaccination of children in the European Union - not more than 50%. The UN children's Fund, said Khan, harvested at 4, 8 million doses of vaccination against polio, which will be delivered to Ukraine in the coming months." The first batch is expected to arrive in April, " She said. UNICEF also concerned about the situation in Ukraine in the field of education - as a result of the confrontation in the Donbass training in educational institutions interrupted to 25 thousand Children." 82 schools remain closed outside government control in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, and in the period of intensive attacks in February, all schools were closed for one week, " said Afshan Khan. In her expressions, in addition to providing children with school kits, UNICEF also reports the population about the dangers of unexploded ordnance. Today it is one of the most serious issues in the East of Ukraine, said Khan. Thursday column of EMERCOM of Russia brought in Lugansk humanitarian assistance to the local population. It was claimed that over 170 cars driven in the Donetsk and Lugansk over 1, 9 thousand tons of humanitarian cargo. Among them, the materials for the sowing campaign, food, Lekarstva and medical supplies, daily necessities, building materials for the reconstruction of destroyed facilities, educational materials and sports equipment for universities and secondary schools in Luhansk and Donetsk regions. In early March 17th Russian convoy With humanitarian aid for the Donbass brought more than 1. 8 thousand tons of humanitarian aid. Then the decision was sent to the Donbass 3 columns extraordinary. First delivered in Donetsk humanitarian aid for the families of the miners who died and received damage during the explosion at the mine. Zasyadko. The second and third columns were extraordinary " sowing ". They " delivered (Donbass) mineral fertilizers and seeds for spring sowing, and building materials to repair damaged buildings." Send "seed" extraordinary columns in the EMERCOM of Russia explained the difficult situation in the Donbas region, associated With the spring field work, great destruction in localities where there is an acute shortage in building materials for recovery, including housing and social facilities. From mid-April last year the Kiev authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. The military is actively used heavy equipment and military aircraft and helicopters. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded Among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand People.