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22 Nov 2016 LUHANSK, Ukraine
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has urged members of the Minsk-based Trilateral Contact Group on Eastern Ukraine to take urgent action to provide water supply in the Luhansk region.To avoid cut-offs affecting 600,000 people in both government- and non-government-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine, funds will have to be found to pay for electricity supply to the local pumping station...
14 Nov 2016 LUHANSK, Ukraine
The self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) has signed an agreement with the Ukrainian government for moderate water supply, according to LPR Emergency Ministry head Sergey Ivanushkin.“From now on we will receive water from the adjoining side [territory under Ukraine’s control], based on contractual arrangements,” he told Lugansk24 TV...
10 Oct 2016 MINSK, Belarus
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced last week that it will step in and pay electricity bills to prevent water cut-offs that could affect 600,000 people in eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk region. "We've taken this unprecedented step in order to avert a potentially dire humanitarian problem," Alain Aeschlimann, the head of the ICRC in Ukraine, said on October 5th...
30 Aug 2016 ALEPPO, Syria
The Syrian government, along with international organizations, has opened some 200 drinking water distribution points in western Aleppo, head of water distribution Abdul Aziz Bein said on August 29th. “Only 120 are currently being used, others will be engaged if necessary,” Russia’s Sputnik news agency quoted Bein as saying...
23 Aug 2016 KYIV, Ukraine
Drinking water supply to 400,000 people in eastern Ukraine is at risk, according to observers with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).Alexander Hug, deputy head of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission for Ukraine, told a news briefing this week that the filtration station near the town of Yasinovataya, which is under the control of pro-Russian separatists, may completely shut down in the near future...
9 Aug 2016 DONETSK, Ukraine
Several cities in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk Province -- including Druzhkovka, Konstantinovka and Terezka -- have been left without water due to pipeline ruptures, regional water utility Voda Donbassa reported this week.Water supply in Slavyansk and Kramatorsk has been halved, the company said.Voda Donbassa employees had just completed repairs to a damaged water station when the new pipeline break occurred...
9 Aug 2016 ALEPPO, Syria
The United Nations this week called for a pause in hostilities in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo to allow humanitarian access to repair damaged electricity and water networks and provide assistance to people in need.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said an estimated 250,000-275,000 people have been trapped in eastern Aleppo since early July...
5 Aug 2016 AVDIIVKA, Ukraine
Shelling by pro-Russian separatists in the city of Avdiivka, in eastern Ukraine, has again put water supply at risk, Vyacheslav Abroskin, head of the Ukrainian National Police in Donetsk region, reported this week.In a Facebook posting on August 4th, Abroskin said the shelling had taken place close to midnight...
3 Aug 2016 ALEPPO, Syria
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is calling for immediate access to deliver urgently needed nutritional supplements, clean water, medicines, and health supplies to thousands of people forced to flee the Syrian city of Aleppo in the wake of a new wave of attacks.During the latest attacks, an electricity transmission station was damaged, cutting water pumping to the city...
28 Jul 2016 MINSK, Belarus
Russian and Ukrainian negotiators took up the issue of water supply in the Donbass region during this week’s meeting of the trilateral contact group on Ukraine, according to Martin Sajdik, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) representative in the eastern Ukraine peace talks...
26 Jul 2016 DONETSK, Ukraine
Shelling near the village of Novgorod in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine has damaged a water pipeline in the area; this in turn raises the risk that wastewater stored behind dams at a nearby chemical plant will overflow, contaminating nearby rivers.Last spring, a facility holding waste from the NPO Inkor & Co...
25 Jul 2016 DONETSK, Ukraine
Shelling in the Yasinovataya area of eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk province last week cut off water supply via the Donetsk water filtration station, regional utility Voda Donbassa reported on July 21st.The shelling -- which pro-Russian media blamed on Ukrainian troops -- cut off power to the facility. It was the third time in three days that water supply was cut off...