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DONETSK FILTER STATION SHELLED:
Voda Donbasa has informed WASH Cluster that today, at 16:45 Donetsk time (15:45 Kiev time), Donetsk Filter station (DFS) was shelled. Staff reported at least two hits within the area the water filter station – near the garage and near the entrance building. Fortunately, no one was injured. Voda Donbasa considered evacuating all staff and only did not do so as it was dark. VD has reported, that since the initial shelling the situation has become quieter, although the sounds of the shelling were still audible later in the evening.
OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS
Millions of people are continuing to suffer unnecessarily in eastern Ukraine due to the entrenched political impasse and the ongoing armed conflict. Despite many attempts at a ceasefire, hostilities continue with almost daily shelling, frequent localized clashes, and rapidly escalating mine and unexploded ordnance contamination. Given the restrictions on access, just under a million crossings of the ‘contact line’ occur each month, with people forced to wait for many hours in long lines with minimal services.
DONETSK FILTER STATION SHELLED:
The WASH Cluster was informed that during the night of December 1st / 2nd, Donetska Filter station (DFS) was shelled. This morning, staff identified unexploded ordnance (UXO) near to the main filters building within the territory of station. Voda Donbasa has informed the authorities about the incident.
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Summary of the situation
Berlin 22nd November 2017 – International and local humanitarian agencies engaged in Ukraine joined forces in Berlin for a one-day conference to draw attention to the forgotten humanitarian crisis in the east of the country, urging decision makers to commit to tangible improvements to the situation in eastern Ukraine.
• As winter approaches, continued hostilities and indicators of deliberate targeting of strategic pipelines and water treatment facilities in South Donbass put the lives of almost 1.2million people, including 220,000 children, at risk.
• To ensure continued access to learning in the conflict-affected area, UNICEF provided education and early childhood kits to over 13,000 children in the non-government controlled areas.
116 is the total number of WASH incidents since the start of 2017.
Geographical breakdown of incidents by oblast and by government controlled versus nongovernment controlled areas:
Note that people are normally affected on both sides of the Line of the Contact despite of the location incidents.
Issues to highlight
Non-preparedness for the upcoming winter by LEO (electricity supplier for Luhansk GCA) creates risks for all public services in the Luhansk GCA and some services in NGCA.
Winter starts and needs across all sectors rise
Civilians are paying the highest price, as the conflict continues to claim casualties
1.1 million people at risk, as water infrastructure hit yet again
1.6 million IDPs left with limited hope for future
1 in 10 Ukrainians need assistance and protection
Underfunding poses life-threatening challenge for millions in need
Winter sets in, as misery for millions of Ukrainians grows
WATER PUMPING STATION SHELLED in LUHANSK GCA
Popasnyanskyi Vodokanal (PVK) informed WASH Cluster that Svetlichansk pumping station was shelled on Monday, 20 November 2017. Fortunately, there were no injuries among staff and no damage to equipment.
1st LIFT PUMPING STATION of SDWP: SNIPER AND MACHINE GUN FIRE
DONETSK FILTER STATION SMALL ARMS FIRE: BULLET HOLE IDENTIFIED
According to information from Voda Donbasa (VD), staff of the Donetska Filter Station (DFS) identified a bullet hole in the window of the driver's room in the building of the garages yesterday morning (November 13, 8.30 am). At the time of the incident, nobody was in the room and fortunately, no one was injured.
Electricity company LEO cuts off Petrovskyi pumps, which supply Luhansk city
On 6 th November, LEO cut off Petrovskyi water intake, in Government Controlled Areas (GCA) of Luhansk oblast, due to non-payment of historic debts. PVK have nearly been able to clear debts since August 2016, thanks to payments made by Luhansk Voda, from Non-Government Controlled Areas (NGCA) which were facilitated by successful Minsk negotiations. However historic debts remain from pre 2016.
GENEVA (10 November 2017) – Ukraine is facing new risks of chemical disaster and water safety after an escalation of conflict near water supply facilities in the east of the country, two UN Special Rapporteurs have warned.
“We are alarmed by recent reports of shelling around water installations containing chlorine gas and other extremely dangerous chemicals in Donetsk region,” said Baskut Tuncak, an expert on human rights and hazardous substances, and Léo Heller, whose mandate covers safe drinking water and sanitation.
Multiple shelling incidents have taken place this week at the two main water filtration stations of the Donetsk Region, jeopardizing water supply for more than 1 million civilians living on both sides of the line of contact in eastern Ukraine.
As the conflict in Ukraine enters its fourth year, without any political decision to resolve it, its impact spills over a wide range of areas - from security and humanitarian to socio-economic and development of the whole nation. The crisis in Ukraine deteriorated in the face of a protracted conflict that affected more than 5 million people across the country. As a result, about 1.6 million people have been displaced from their homes and are becoming more and more vulnerable as the conflict continues in the Donbas region of Ukraine.
KYIV, 8 November 2017 - The United Nations is deeply concerned by the recent escalation of hostilities near water, electricity and gas supply infrastructure in Donetsk province, eastern Ukraine. As we enter winter, any disruption of essential services, such as water and heating amid freezing temperatures could have grave consequences for millions of Ukrainians.