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

10 Oct 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MINSK, Belarus
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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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