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31 May 2022 KYIV, Ukraine
Infrastructure key targets in conflict; authorities warning of outbreaks of disease. Shipments of aid to east of country especially difficult.
26 Apr 2022 KYIV, Ukraine
Direct bombing of water infrastructure facilities and electricity cuts and other indirect conflict-related damaged has severely reduced water supplies throughout the country. UNICEF concerned about rising occurrence of water-borne diseases.
30 Mar 2022 KYIV, Ukraine
Unrelenting attack on city's infrastructure has resulted in no water service and forced use of snow melt to meet water requirements. Fear that water sources may run out as winter comes to an end.
5 Mar 2022 SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine
The canal, the key supply of water to the Crimea, was bombed on the first day of the attack. Restoration of the canal bed is expected to take 2 weeks but already water appears to be flowing.
22 Apr 2021 KYIV, Ukraine
A million people lose fresh water supply as more infrastructure damaged in conflict. Continuing risk of radioactive contamination in flooded mine
4 Mar 2021 KYIV
Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov believes that Ukraine must not supply water to the temporarily occupied Crimea until the country restores its sovereignty over the peninsula. Until 2014, Ukraine provided 85% of Crimea's fresh water needs through the North Crimean Canal which connects the Dnieper with the peninsula...
7 Feb 2021 KYIV
The Ministry of Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have agreed to cooperate to improve water supply systems in Ukraine. In Ukraine, only 30% of rural settlements are provided with centralized drinking water supply. Imported drinking water is still used in nine regions of Ukraine; therefore, the issue of repair and reconstruction of water supply networks requires an immediate solution...
18 Jan 2021 SIMFEROPOL
Crimea's Ayanske water reservoir, the main source of freshwater for the city of Simferopol, has dried up. "Occupied Crimea, the Ayanske water reservoir supplying fresh water to Simferopol has dried up. A native harbor is as such – with a taste of dry mouth," officer of the 53rd Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Anatoliy Shtefan wrote on Facebook, posting the relevant video.
11 Dec 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
UNICEF Issues Record $6.4 Billion USD Emergency Fund Appeal In The Year Of COVID, Conflict, Climate Crises
UNICEF issued its annual funding appeal on 3 December, seeking an unprecedented $6.5 Billion USD to meet needs through 2021. This is an increase of about 35 Percent more than requested for 2020 and reflects the rise in humanitarian needs and the funding gaps brought on by continued crises and the COVID-19 pandemic...
7 Dec 2020 Paris, France
The annual Paris Peace Forum, meeting in November, included a panel presentation / “debate”, presenting cooperation initiatives around water contributing to peace and development, highlighting hydrodiplomacy with examples of solutions in transboundary basins, in preparation for the 9th World Water Forum...
10 Nov 2020 KYIV, Ukraine
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine over access to water in Russia-occupied Crimea, that started with a blockade of the North Crimea canal in 2014, continue.Ukraine lawmaker Rustam Umerov has claimed that Russian occupation forces deliver the water to the military bases first, and refuse residents access to the 3 million cubic meters that they need...
10 Nov 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
A new, jointly-produced report from a diverse group of organisations working on human rights, peacebuilding and environmental issues has been launched to demonstrate the breadth and complexity of conflict-linked environmental harm.Case studies from Iraq, Syria, Colombia, Yemen, Ukraine, Laos DPR and Senegal direct attention to the environment in relation to armed conflict...