Ukraine crisis: What the ICRC is doing - October and November 2014

An overview of ICRC activities related to the Ukraine crisis, focusing on October and November 2014. For more information, see our Ukraine page.

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  • Kiev

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    Maidan, Kiev, Ukraine, 20 February 2014. The URCS emergency response team assesses the condition of an activist who has just received a bullet wound. Seconds after this photo was taken, fiirst-aider Roman Kotliarevskyi (with beard, wearing purple gloves) himself became a casualty when a bullet hit him in the leg. See https://www.icrc.org/en/document/respect-ukrainian-red-cross-volunteers-take-risks-save-lives. © Mstyslav Chernov / UnFrame

    Maidan, Kiev, Ukraine, 20 February 2014. The URCS emergency response team assesses the condition of an activist who has just received a bullet wound. Seconds after this photo was taken, fiirst-aider Roman Kotliarevskyi (with beard, wearing purple gloves) himself became a casualty when a bullet hit him in the leg. See video "Respect: Ukrainian Red Cross volunteers take risks to save lives"

     

    The ICRC:

    • visited people detained by the Ukrainian authorities in connection with the conflict in Zaporizhia, Odessa, Poltava, Kharkiv and Kiev, assessing the treatment they were receiving and the conditions in which they were being held;
    • maintained contact with all parties to the conflict on the conduct of hostilities, emphasizing the importance of not attacking civilians or civilian objects;
    • provided the Ukrainian Red Cross with supplies and technical support, to help them administer first aid and provide other humanitarian services in emergency situations.
  • Donetsk region

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    Donetsk, Ukraine, 14 November 2014. A doctor takes delivery of medical supplies provided by the ICRC.

    Donetsk, Ukraine, 14 November 2014. A doctor takes delivery of medical supplies provided by the ICRC.

     

    The ICRC:

    • provided around 1,000 people with food and other items;
    • supplied 10,000 square metres of glass to replace windows damaged during fighting;
    • provided medical supplies for Dokuchaevsk Hospital in Donetsk
    • provided sufficient medical supplies for the staff of the trauma hospital in Donetsk to treat over 100 patients;
    • donated medical supplies to Sloviansk Maternity Hospital, which had been damaged by shelling in June;
    • handed over body bags, gloves and disinfecting materials to the Forensic Bureau in Donetsk;
    • provided 30,000 square metres of glass, 48,000 square metres of roofing materials and 20 tonnes of cement to authorities in Slaviansk, Kramatorsk and Nikolaevska, so they could repair damaged houses & infrastructure;
    • produced and distributed 50,000 leaflets and 1,000 posters about the risks posed by the explosive remnants of war scattered throughout the region (unexploded shells, etc.).

    We will be printing another 100,000 leaflets to continue the campaign and extend it to Mariupol.

  • Kharkiv region

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    Kharkiv, Ukraine, 13 August 2014.  Thousands of people have fled to Kharkiv and other cities. In a programme coordinated with the local Red Cross Society, the ICRC distributed vouchers with which they could buy food.   © ICRC / Teun Voeten

    Kharkiv, Ukraine, 13 August 2014.

    Thousands of people have fled to Kharkiv and other cities. In a programme coordinated with the local Red Cross Society, the ICRC distributed vouchers with which they could buy food.

    © ICRC / Teun Voeten

     

    The ICRC:

    • distributed vouchers to 9,000 displaced families in Kharkiv and Mariupol that they could spend in local shops;
    • delivered plastic sheeting for windows to Severodonetsk and Kharkiv, for distribution to people living in more than 14,000 houses in the Lugansk region.
  • Mariupol

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    The ICRC:

    • distributed cash vouchers to 9,000 displaced families in Kharkiv and Mariupol that they could use in local shops;
    • handed over emergency supplies to the authorities in the village of Mirnoe, for distribution to 180 families.
  • Severodonetsk

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    Severodonetsk, Ukraine, 15 August 2014.  A clinic destroyed in the fighting.  © ICRC / Teun Voeten.

    Severodonetsk, Ukraine, 15 August 2014.

    A clinic destroyed in the fighting.

    © ICRC / Teun Voeten.

     

    The ICRC:

    • delivered plastic sheeting for windows to Severodonetsk and Kharkiv, for distribution to people living in more than 14,000 houses in the Lugansk region
    • provided flour to the Ukraine Red Cross, so that they could bake bread for displaced persons.
  • Odessa

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    The ICRC:

    • donated supplies to Odessa Regional Hospital that they needed in order to provide haemodialysis for internally displaced persons;
    • provided telephone credits for over 300 displaced people with disabilities, enabling them to stay in touch with their families
    • distributed nappies, hygiene items, blankets and mattresses to 250 displaced persons.
  • Lugansk region

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    Zolotoe, Lugansk region, Ukraine, 18 November 2014.  Staff offload some of the flour, rice, vegetable oil, tinned food, etc. that was distributed to around 350 people.

    Zolotoe, Lugansk region, Ukraine, 18 November 2014.

    Staff offload some of the flour, rice, vegetable oil, tinned food, etc. that was distributed to around 350 people.

     

    The ICRC:

    • provided welding equipment to local services in Lugansk so they could repair the damaged water and sewage systems;
    • distributed food parcels and hygiene items for around 350 displaced people in Zolotoe;
    • provided medical supplies for Popasna Railway Hospital.
  • Crimea

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    Crimea.  ICRC staff prepare food and other emergency supplies for distribution by local Red Cross branches.

    Crimea.

    ICRC staff prepare food and other emergency supplies for distribution by local Red Cross branches.

     

    The ICRC delivered 140 tonnes of food, hygiene items and other aid. Local Red Cross branches in Crimea will distribute these supplies to some 9,000 people.

  • Rostov region and the Northern Caucasus

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    Near Rostov, Russia, August 2014.  Personnel from the Rostov Branch of the Russian Red Cross and from the ICRC visit displaced Ukrainian families in a temporary camp.

    Near Rostov, Russia, August 2014.

    Personnel from the Rostov Branch of the Russian Red Cross and from the ICRC visit displaced Ukrainian families in a temporary camp.

     

    The ICRC, working with the Russian Red Cross:

    • supported the efforts of the local Russian Red Cross branch to help displaced people in the Rostov region, which is currently home to some 40,000 people from eastern Ukraine;
    • delivered aid to 750 Ukrainian refugees who had sought refuge in Chechnya and Dagestan.