THE HUMANITARIAN MISSION OF SDC DELIVERED MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND WATER PURIFICATION REAGENTS TO DONBAS
In the period from October 15 till October 20, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) carried out 12th humanitarian mission to the East of Ukraine. In Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts on both sides of the contact line 18 hospitals and the communal enterprise "Company "Water of Donbas" received humanitarian aid.
The humanitarian aid was transported across the contact line to the temporarily occupied territories (TOT) through the EECP "Novotroitske". The humanitarian aid was transported by 23 trucks.
Among the humanitarian cargo there were chemical reagents for water treatment and hydrolysis units for water disinfection of various capacities, which will be used at the water treatment plants of the communal enterprise "Company "Water of Donbas", which provides quality drinking water to almost 4 million civilians in Donetsk oblast, who reside in the Government-controlled and temporarily occupied area of Ukraine.
In addition, the medical equipment and personal protective equipment, as well as tests to detect COVID-19 were delivered to meet the needs of medical institutions that are located in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine.
Humanitarian aid was provided to four hospitals in Luhansk oblast, which are located in the Government-controlled area of Ukraine: Stanychno-Luhanske RTMO (District territorial medical association), municipal enterprise "Territorial Medical Association of Lysychansk city", municipal enterprise "Schastia city Hospital of Novoaidar district", communal enterprise "Rubizhne Central City Hospital".
The humanitarian mission of SDC to the East of Ukraine was conducted with the assistance and coordination of the Ministry for Reintegration of TOT.
This year the humanitarian aid from SDC to the eastern Ukrainian regions was worth up to CHF 3.5 million, and the total weight of the cargo was more than 362 tons. This is the largest humanitarian aid that SDC has delivered to the East of Ukraine in the last 6 years.