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  • 13 Nov 2015- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Damaged pipelines in eastern Ukraine threaten not only water supply, but also heat and electricity provision at a time when temperatures in the region are dropping, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today (November
  • 6 Nov 2015- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien this week called for unimpeded access for aid workers to assist vulnerable communities in eastern Ukraine. “I came to Ukraine to see for myself the consequences of the
  • 4 Nov 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STRASBOURG, France In a report released this week, the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner warned of the worsening humanitarian situation in war-torn eastern Ukraine, where 5 million people are currently in need of assistance and access to
  • 3 Nov 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine United Nations Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien will visit the city of Donetsk in war-torn eastern Ukraine today (November 3rd) to assess the humanitarian situation
  • 2 Nov 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIEVIERODONETSK, Ukraine An ammunition depot explosion in the town of Svatove, in eastern Ukraine’s breakaway Luhansk region, has killed two people, injured eight more, and interrupted central heating and water and gas supply services, the International
  • 30 Oct 2015- 11:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Construction of three large water diversion projects in northeastern Crimea is expected to be completed by the end of this year, Gennady Nara, head of the Crimean Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, told reporters in Simferopol
  • 27 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine Two Swiss Humanitarian Aid (HA) convoys entered eastern Ukraine this week carrying chemicals and equipment to produce chlorine to treat drinking water in both Ukrainian government-controlled and breakaways areas in the Donbass region.
  • 23 Oct 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KRAMATORSK, Ukraine Representatives of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) plan to restore 12 infrastructure facilities in eastern Ukraine as part of the Japanese government-funded Economic and Social Recovery of Donbass Region project. Seven
  • 22 Oct 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine Members of the Donetsk border guards in eastern Ukraine have accused an officer of facilitating theft of steel water pipes from the Pavlopil reservoir area, according to western Ukrainian news outlet ZIK. One border guard secretly
  • 21 Oct 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MINSK, Belarus The Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine made progress this week in talks on rebuilding infrastructure in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region, according to Martin Sajdik, who represents the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • 20 Oct 2015- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine Authorities in the self-proclaimed Donetsk National Republic have agreed to pay Ukraine for drinking water supplied via the Seversky Donets canal once local banks start operating again. The issue of water supply was discussed during the
  • 19 Oct 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine The United States will provide an additional $15 million USD in humanitarian assistance for those affected by the conflict in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region, the US Embassy in Ukraine said in a statement last week. "This new funding
  • 15 Oct 2015- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Ukrainian authorities have set aside over $457 million USD that could be used to rehabilitate infrastructure in the eastern Donbass region, provided peace and "Ukraine's sovereignty" there are restored, President Petro
  • 15 Oct 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Eastern Crimea, as well the peninsula's administrative capital, Simferopol, and the Sudansk region, face a worsening water situation, members heard during a recent meeting of the Crimea Council’s Committee on Construction,
  • 8 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine The Ukrainian government has allocated $118 million USD to aid in post-conflict recovery in the parts of eastern Ukraine that are under its control, an official announced this week. Maksim Efimov, first deputy chairman of the parliamentary

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