Ukraine

Ukraine - Floods OCHA Situation Report No. 2

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Situation Report
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Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2001/0065
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Ukraine - Floods
12 March 2001

The Government of Ukraine provided OCHA with the following updated information on the effects of the floods in the western part of the country:

General Situation

1. As a result of melting snow and heavy rains, severe floods have taken place in 12 regions of the Zakarpatian Oblast. Latest information on damages indicate the following:

  • 6 casualties
  • 11’579 persons temporarily resettled
  • 238 settlements affected
  • 31’509 buildings flooded and partially damaged
  • 942 buildings destroyed
  • 13 settlements without power supply
  • 17 automatic exchange stations damaged
  • 50 km of roads damaged
  • 9 km of railways damaged
  • 5 settlements without gas supply

National Response

2. Governmental authorities have deployed national assets to cope with the floods. Figures on national response are the following :

  • 24,661 rescuers and emergency workers deployed
  • 4 SAR units activated
  • 1027 pieces of equipment and heavy machinery provided by Ministries and National Agencies.
  • 5 helicopters utilized for medical evacuation, delivery of drugs and food supply, and survey of power lines.

Request for Assistance

3. The following requirements for foreign assistance are still outstanding:

Food for 11’579 persons for 5 days
Warm cloth 2’733 sets
Slipping bags 2’000 pieces
Bed-clothes 3’000 sets
Drugs List to follow
Water pumps 500
Mobile generators 50
Electrocardiograph 95
Microscope 46
Mobile X-ray machine 14
Tonometer 300
Four-wheel drive ambulance 20

Point of entry : Chop, Uzhgorod - Airports: Uzhgorod and Lviv - Point of Delivery: Khust, Vinogradov, Irshava, T’achevo, Rakhov, Mukachevo, Uzhgorod.

All those wishing to assist Ukraine should coordinate dispatch of assistance with:

Focal point for coordination of foreign aid is: Coordination Center of the Ministry for Emergencies: Phone +38 044/ 247 3070 or 247 3015 - Fax: +38 044/ 247 3233 (operating 24 hours);

Focal point for reception and distribution of foreign aid is: Commission of Zakarpatian Administration on Humanitarian Assitance: Phone +38 03 122/ 13247 or 33540 or 13114 - Fax: +38 03 122/ 12557 or 13114 - (operating 24 hours).

International Assistance

4. The following assistance has been offered/pledged to Ukraine:

UNDP Emergency cash grant USD 50,000.-
Austria Clothes 19’000 kg
Plates and dishes 900 kg
Detergent 75 kg
Cotton 300 kg
Canned food 10’000 cans
Footwear 400 kg
First aid kits 800 kg
Belgium Medical supplies
Emergency Food 6’720 rations
Potable water 4’000 liters
Blankets 37’000
Sandbags 80’000
Anoraks 82’800
Hats 2’000
Slipping bags 250
Cups 64’000
Inox plates 17’000
Pullovers 7’300
Washing basins 2’000
Germany Relief Supplies 3.9 MT
Hungary Sand bags 50’000
Mattresses 490
Slipping bags 200
Food aid 5.5 MT
Disinfectants 1’000 liters
Italy Clothes 1’140 kg
Stomatology equipment 3’110 kg
Medical Beds 1’470 kg
Relief supplies 1.0 MT
Netherlands Food 4’930 kg
Medical equipment 2’230 kg
Detergent 150 kg
Kitchen equipment 350 kg
Clothes 9’000 kg
Beds 150 kg
Norway Relief Supplies 19.3 MT
Russian Federation Food 40 trucks with 150 MT
Water pumps
Switzerland Food aid 27.0 MT
Cloth 13’110 kg
Blankets 100 kg
Socks 100 pairs

5. This Situation Report and further information on ongoing emergencies are also available on the OCHA Internet Website at: http://www.reliefweb.int.

Telephone: +41-22-917 12 34
Fax: +41-22-917 00 23
E-mail: ochagva@un.org

In case of emergency only: Tel. +41-22-917 20 10

Desk Officers (OCHA Disaster Response Branch): Mr Sergio Piazzi Tel: +41 - 22 - 9173518/Mr Dusan Zupka Tel: + 41 - 22 - 9171645

Press contact: Mr. Donato Kiniger-Passigli, direct Tel. +41-22-917 26 53

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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