UNHCR continues shelter support for Donetsk

 

KYIV, Ukraine, 22 August 2016 (UNHCR) - On 18 August, 11 UNHCR trucks reached non-government controlled areas (NGCA) in Donetsk region bringing 150 tons of shelter materials and NFIs for partner NGO People in Need (PIN). This delivery, facilitated by Logistic cluster led by Word Food Programme, would allow to assist more than 200 households with shelter repairs in conflict-affected towns, including Donetsk, Horlivka, Debaltseve, Dokuchaivsk and Makiivka. In addition, over 500 vulnerable families will receive basic relief items: bedding, blankets, kitchen sets, jerry cans and buckets.

Photo: UNHCR Ukraine

This is the fourth joint UNHCR/PIN convoy since the beginning of 2016. In total, 45 trucks have been delivered to Donetsk NGCA this year. As of August 2016, some 1.100 households have been already assisted with acute, light, medium and heavy shelter repairs.

Photo: UNHCR Ukraine

To learn more about UNHCR work in Donetsk, please see our latest Factsheet for this area.