Education Cluster Situation Update: 5 Education Facilities damaged in a week of heavy fighting near the contact line [EN/UK]

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2 schools and 3 kindergartens were damaged by shelling in the last week (2 cases are unverified at time of report). Damages are the result of localized flare-ups in the areas of Horlivka/Novoluhanske and Pervomaisk. 3 of the education damaged facilities are located in NGCA (2 - Donetska NGCA, 1 - Luhanska NGCA), the other 2 are located in Novaluhanske (Donetska GCA). In addition to these 5 education facilities there are reports that as a result of multiple damages to gas pipelines from shelling in the area of Pervomaisk (Luhanska NGCA), some schools are left without heating.

The kindergarten and school in Novoluhanske (GCA) need support in repairing damages to the facilities, according to cluster partners, and further assessments of the damages are planned in the coming days. Also for these two facilities cluster partners are mobilizing immediate response including psychosocial support and hygiene kits. Please contact the Education Cluster for more information or if your organization may be able to provide response.

During 2017 a total of 40 education facilities have been damaged due to conflict in Ukraine (as of December 19, 2017) affecting access to education to at least 4,000 children.