ICRC to Pay Electricity Bill to Prevent Water Cut-Offs in Luhansk

10 Oct 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
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.The organization is providing $700,000 USD to cover past-due power and water bills.However, Aeschlimann stressed that the move is “a stop-gap measure, not a sustainable solution. It buys more time. Only a political solution can resolve this issue...

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