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- Humanitarian Bulletin: Ukraine | Issue 23 | 1 November – 31 December 2017
- Active USG Humanitarian Programs Ukraine conflict and population displacement (Last updated 01/26/18)
- Ukraine: Checkpoints - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 24 January 2018) [EN/RU/UK]
- Ukraine: Analysis of Humanitarian Trends - Government Controlled Areas of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, 5km Zone – September 2017
- Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 2 February 2018
DOKUCHAIEVSK VODAKANAL BUILDING SHELLED
According to Voda Donbasa, on February 14th, at 12.30 pm shrapnel from shelling broke the window of the account manager’s office at the Dokuchaievsk Vodakanal office, entering the room. Fortunately, no one was injured, and there was no damage to equipment, but the incident of course put the lives of staff at risk.
The WASH Cluster is in touch with ‘Voda Donbasa’ and will report any specific needs to WASH cluster partners, however VD are extremely worried about the safety of staff at present.
SHELLING OF DONETSK FILTER STATION
Voda Donbasa informed the WASH Cluster that Donetsk Filter Station was under shelling during the night (10th to 11th February 2018). All staff were in the bomb shelter and only in the morning, were they able to assess all of the territory of the filter station. Staff identified a hole in the concrete fence and a broken glass block in the sand filters building. Fortunately, there is no injuries and DFS continue to cooperate in normal mode.
KYIV, 6 February 2018 - A new shipment of 220,000 doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccines will arrive to Ukraine in late February 2018. The vaccines produced by GlaxoSmithKline (Belgium) will be delivered by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine and further distributed to the regions.
According to Voda Donbasa (VD), Donetsk Filter Station (DFS) was under shelling on Friday 2nd February 2018, starting 14:10 (Kyiv time). All staff took cover in the bomb shelter, and chlorine pipelines around the site were closed off to prevent leakage of the toxic gas into the environment. DFS operated in normal mode, throughout, with no identified strikes landing directly within the territory of the filter station.
Highlights for 2017
UNICEF provided psychosocial support (PSS) to 105,051 boys and girls living in conflict-affected areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions including 89,569 in government controlled areas (GCAs) and 15,482 in nongovernment-controlled areas (NGCAs)
Throughout 2017, UNICEF ensured access to safe drinking water to over 1.45 million people in eastern Ukraine.
Children in the Central Asia and South Caucasus sub-regions are vulnerable to poorly mitigated natural hazards, under-resourced social services, and weak governance and protection, despite the middle-income status of these countries. More than 80 per cent of children in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan live in areas of high or very high seismic risk, and 87 per cent of schools in Kyrgyzstan assessed for seismic risk are unsafe. The unfinished child health agenda includes tackling stunting rates as high as 30 per cent and related risks.
135 is the total number of WASH incidents since the start of 2017.
Geographical breakdown of incidents by oblast and by gov-ernment controlled versus non-government controlled areas:
Note that people are normally affected on both sides of the Line of the Contact for most incidents, given the extensive nature of water systems.
Issues to highlight
Risk of damage through shelling continues as one of them main threats to critical water infrastructure along the Line of Contact.
Location: Stanychno-Luhanskyi rayon, Luhansk GCA
Prepared by: Volodymyr Kalinin, WASH Cluster IMO
ELECTRICTY COMPANY LEO AGAIN CUTS PETROVSKYI PUMPS
On 30th January 2018 at 11am (Kiev Time) LEO, the main electricity company supplying Government Controlled Areas (GCA) of Luhansk Oblast, cut off power to Petrovskyi water intake in Government Controlled Areas (GCA) of Luhansk oblast, due to non-payment of historic debts.
Location: Yasynuvata rajon (Donetsk NGCA),
Prepared by: Stas Dymkovskyy, WASH Cluster IMO
1st LIFT PUMPING STATION of SDWP SHELLED: TRANSFORMER DAMAGED
Four years into the violent conflict in eastern Ukraine, 500,000 children remain in need of immediate humanitarian assistance.1 Daily breaches of the ceasefire agreement have left more than 200,000 children and their families at risk of regular physical violence.2 Since the beginning of the conflict, more than 700 educational facilities and 130 medical points have sustained damage due to shelling.3 Ceasefire violations also frequently damage and disrupt critical water, sanitation, electrical and heating infrastructure, challenging access to safe drinking water for 3.4 million people in …
Attacks on schools in Ukraine during 2017
During 2017 a total of 42 education facilities were damaged due to conflict in Ukraine affecting access to education to at least 4,000 children. Schools were damaged on both sides of the contact line (GCA – 14, NGCA – 28) in both Donetska and Luhanska oblasts. There was no single month during 2017 without school being damaged with a peaks in December, May and February. Some of the attacks happened during the daytime when children and teachers were attending school, putting them at immediate risk.
Location: Yasynuvata rajon (Donetsk NGCA),
BULLET HITS DONETSK FILTER STATION CHLORINE BUILDING
To our great regret, the WASH Clusrer is forced to report a new ceasefire violation near Donetsk Filter station (DFS). On 3rd January a bullet hit a window of the filter station, piercing wooden sheet (OSB) which was installed instead of glass, in the primary chlorination building.
GOLMIVSKYI WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT DE-ENERGISED
The WASH Cluster was informed that at 8:30 am (Kyiv time), 31st December, Golmivskyi Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) was de-energized due to shelling. A power cable, which connects the substation to the power line to the WWTP was damaged. The cable was repaired a few days later with no environmental discharge.
The WWTP serves village of Golmovskyi (Horlivskyi rajon, Donetsk, in Non-Government Controlled Area), in which Voda Donbasa serves 3636 “accounts” (approximately 7800 people).
Location: Yasynuvata rajon (Donetsk NGCA)
DONETSK FILTER STATION SHELLED BEFORE CEASEFIRE
At 16:30 (Kiev time) on Friday 22nd December 2017 Voda Donbasa informed the WASH Cluster about renewed shelling near DFS. Personnel of the filter station stopped chlorine supply with the aim of avoiding a catastrophe if any projectiles or fragments hit chlorine-gas pipework around the site. All employees retreated to the bomb shelter and there is no chance to evacuate staff, due to the dark and absence of any guarantees of Window of Silence (WoS).
Photos of children affected by the ongoing conflict can be downloaded here: http://uni.cf/2By6IWl
GENEVA/KYIV, 21 December 2017 - Eastern Ukraine is now one of the most mine-contaminated places on earth, endangering 220,000 children who live, play and go to and from school in areas littered with landmines, unexploded ordnance and other deadly explosive remnants of war, UNICEF warned today.
PUMPING STATION IN STAKHANOV CUT FROM POWER DUE TO SHELLING
The WASH Cluster was informed, that as result of shelling (December 18), two power lines (PL) 110 kVA, were damaged. Consequently, the 4 th lift pumping station (PS) of Western Filter station (WFS) was cut from electricity supply. This PS supplies water to Kirovsk, Brianka and Stakhanov and is locates in Stakhanov. Currently, the three settlements are reportedly without water (pre conflict population of 153,000 people). According to OSCE, local energy company is trying to repair damaged power lines.
DONETSK FILTER STATION: SHELLING AND HEAVY MACHNE GUN FIRE
Voda Donbasa has informed WASH Cluster at midday (Kyiv time) today, 19th December 2017, heavy machine gun fire around the Donetsk Filter station (DFS), then led to shelling. All employees retreated to the bomb shelter reporting ongoing ‘shaking walls’, indicating that some projectiles are falling within the territory of DFS.
WASH Cluster has informed OSCE about this and checked that the JCCC in Soledar was informed.