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Ukraine: UN and partners deliver lifesaving aid to Donetska region

Yesterday, humanitarians delivered 12 trucks of life-saving items to 64K people in Kramatorsk & Sloviansk.
Intense hostilities left the entire population of these two cities in desperate need of assistance.

Meanwhile, in Kramatorsk, roughly 37,850 people—out of nearly 78,000 who remain in the city—will receive critical assistance, including water purification kits and hygiene supplies for more than 20,000 people, as well as food assistance for at least 10,000. 

Intense shelling 

The 12 trucks carrying food, water purification tablets, hygiene and other desperately needed household items, arrived in the region on Monday. 
However, the war has left nearly 16 million people in the country in need of humanitarian aid. 
In Sloviansk, humanitarians delivered water purification tablets and vital hygiene supplies to cover the needs of 20,000 people, critical household items to around 2,000 people and enough food to feed some 5,000 people for a month.  
The humanitarian convoy was coordinated by OCHA, which notified both parties to the conflict to guarantee the safety of the operation. 

Osnat Lubrani, UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine.Our colleague Ivane Bochorishvili was in Sloviansk and told us more ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/35sXpqXTin

Safe access needed 

“The city is only 10 km away from the front line and has experienced intense shelling over the past weeks. Almost nobody goes to the street. They spend their days hiding from the constant bombardment, without access to basic services,” said Osnat Lubrani, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Ukraine. 
More than 300 humanitarian organizations operating across Ukraine, two-thirds of them national NGOs, have provided over 8.8 million people with life-saving assistance.  
Hostilities have damaged the water system, leaving the 25,000 people who remain there – mainly the elderly and the most vulnerable – without piped water. Electricity is limited and basic supplies are lacking in the few shops still open for business, with increasing prices further impacting people’s access to food and other vital items.  
“We call on the parties to the conflict to facilitate safe and unimpeded humanitarian access to all regions of Ukraine, so we can expand relief operations even further and support people who have now suffered with these four months of war.”  

Osnat Lubrani, UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine.

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