Sviatogorsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, February 2015.
Emergency supplies stand ready for distribution to people who have fled from Debaltseve.
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Activities across both regions
Some 80,000 people received more than 1,400 tonnes of food and other items such as hygiene parcels, blankets and plastic sheeting.
- Around 4,000 people received aid supplies in 19 hospitals, orphanages and residential homes for the elderly.
- Seven health facilities underwent repairs, so that they could continue to operate at full capacity.
- The ICRC donated supplies to 10 hospitals and one first aid post in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, including hospitals in the city of Donetsk.
Municipal authorities received construction materials with which to repair roofs, plus the tools needed to undertake essential repairs to public buildings and homes damaged by shelling.
Detainee welfare at places of detention in opposition-held areas
- visited people in prisons in Donetsk and Lugansk who had already been serving prison sentences prior to the conflict, and assessed conditions of detention in those facilities;
- distributed food and hygiene products for 8,000 detainees at 13 Prison Service establishments in areas under opposition control;
- carried out its first visit to injured detainees in areas under opposition control who were being held in connection with the conflict;
- collected messages containing family news from detainees and delivered them to the detainees' families.
Mines and explosive remnants of war
- The ICRC distributed 150,000 leaflets and 3,000 posters to raise awareness of the risks posed by mines and explosive remnants of war (unexploded shells, etc.).
- To support the Ukrainian government's efforts to clear explosive remnants of war, the ICRC donated metal detectors, protective aprons, visors and other equipment to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
Activities in the city and region of Donetsk
- The ICRC delivered one month's supplies to Kalinina Hospital in Donetsk for its kidney machines.
- More than 3,000 people who had fled to 11 villages in Starobeshevo district received hygiene kits and basic food supplies.
- Some 600 displaced people who had fled to Sviatogorsk to escape the intense fighting in Debaltseve received food for one month. We organized this distribution together with local Red Cross volunteers and in cooperation with the local authorities.
- The ICRC delivered over 24 tonnes of food to Debaltseve, which was distributed among local residents with the help of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
Activities in the city of Lugansk
The ICRC donated equipment and tools to the Lugansk Water Board (Voda Canal) so they could repair the water network and increase the volume of water available.