30 June 2015 | Charity/Non-Profit, News, Politics
Frontline Ukraine : The untold human disaster
As the months pass, the area’s desperate humanitarian crisis is deepening.
As Ukraine’s fragile ceasefire enters its fifth month, sporadic fierce fighting continues. Shells still fall on homes.
The scale of the emergency still grows.
While the crisis slips in and out of world headlines, a human catastrophe has been unfolding – and deepening as the months pass,
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0010 Interview with Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management (in English). Shot Brussels, June 11th 2015.
"People in these very difficult circumstances need the most basic things : food, household items, clean water, shelter, medicines. They also need decent education and healthcare. They need jobs. The lack of all these makes their integration in their host communities more difficult."
0044 Kievskiy district, Donetsk. Destroyed homes, church and bridge. Shot May 17th.
This district is located near the Donetsk airport, where fighting between opposition forces and the Ukrainian army took place. The district was heavily shelled. There is no electricity, water or gas in the district. After the February 15th ceasefire, people started to return to their homes.
For more about the story, please contact:
Press Officer Daniel Puglisi
European Commission Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO) +32 229 69140