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16 Feb 2018 description


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.

15 Feb 2018 description

Ukraine: In 2017, ICRC helped thousands of people affected by Donbas conflict

In 2017, the ICRC continued to help the most vulnerable people residing along the contact line in Donbas.

11 Feb 2018 description


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.

06 Feb 2018 description

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.

01 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

31 Jan 2018 description


  • Shelling in Novoluhanske cause more misery for thousands of civilians

  • Alarming rise of mine-related incidents in the East

  • ‘Christmas ceasefire’ brought some relief, but a definitive ceasefire is needed to end human suffering

  • Winter conditions aggravate the humanitarian situation

  • US$187 million needed in 2018 to assist 2.3 million people in need – Ukraine Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)

30 Jan 2018 description


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.

30 Jan 2018 description

Location: Stanychno-Luhanskyi rayon, Luhansk GCA
Prepared by: Volodymyr Kalinin, WASH Cluster IMO


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.

30 Jan 2018 description

Location: Yasynuvata rajon (Donetsk NGCA),

Prepared by: Stas Dymkovskyy, WASH Cluster IMO


30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

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 …

26 Jan 2018 description


  • Conflict continues to endanger civilians, hinder livelihood activities, and restrict movement

  • Ukraine’s winter season increases food, health, and shelter needs among vulnerable populations

  • USAID/OFDA partners provide critical health, protection, shelter, and WASH assistance to vulnerable populations in eastern Ukraine


23 Jan 2018 description

Despite a ceasefire over the New Year, which came into force on the 23 December, there has been an escalation in hostilities in Novoluhanske village* since 18 December, resulting in at least eight civilian injuries and damage to civilian infrastructure. Over 900 houses and apartments and two education facilities were damaged. An estimated 400 people left Novoluhanske for safe places in nearby locations. As of mid-January, approximately 155 people have reportedly returned, while many remain displaced as their houses were damaged.

23 Jan 2018 description
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Eastern Ukraine has been in a humanitarian crisis since March 2014, when armed conflict erupted between separatists and Ukrainian armed forces. Separatists now control most of eastern Donetsk region, and a small area of southern Luhansk region.

23 Jan 2018 description

By Varvara Zhluktenko, IOM Ukraine

Eastern Ukraine is shuddering through a fourth winter of armed conflict. Some 3.4 million men, women and children are locked in a dire humanitarian situation right on Europe’s doorstep. Over 30 per cent of those affected are elderly and 60 per cent are women or children. One might think that the protracted nature of this crisis means that the needs of conflict-affected population in Ukraine are not pressing.


19 Jan 2018 description

GENEVA, Jan 19 2018 (IOM) - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds will support people displaced within the borders of their own countries, migrants, refugees and the communities that host them, people returning to their areas of origin and people experiencing or recovering from conflict and natural disasters.

10 Jan 2018 description

Location: Yasynuvata rajon (Donetsk NGCA),


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.

10 Jan 2018 description


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).