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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01729-N
Date : 24/01/2017
Country/Region : UKRAINE
Title : Ukraine : detainees receive much needed aid
Duration : 00:05:14
Director : WENDLE, John
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : unknown
Person appearing :
RAYIMBEKOV, Chyngyz (délégué détention, CICR)
GRIF, Alexander (deputy protection coordinator, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
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Production reference : AV585N
Description : Facing budget shortfalls and aging infrastructure, prisoners in Ukraine face not only the sentence handed down by the judicial system but also the extra hardship from the conflict.
More than 570 people detained in relation to the conflict in prisons run by the Ukrainian authorities have been visited by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The overall number of detainees reaches around 70.000 detainees.
The ICRC regularly visits Ukrainian prisons to ensure that the treatment of detainees is in line with national and international standards and is concerned by the conditions where, in many cases, people don’t have basic essentials like soap and toothpaste.
For the first time since the beginning of the conflict in the Donbas, people detained in Ukrainian prisons are receiving much needed assistance from the ICRC.
The ICRC, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and local prison officials, works to secure adequate conditions through the distribution of aid packages, medical equipment or material to repair parts of prison buildings.
So far, 22,5 tons of hygiene items including shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, toilet paper, sanitary towels have been delivered to 22 places of detention under Ukrainian authorities in 14 regions. In December 2016, hygiene items have also been handed over to benefit detainees on the other side of the frontline, in territories not under the control of the Ukrainian government.
Nearer the frontline, the prison in Bakhmut has also received support for its 500 detainees. Here, the ICRC has worked with prison authorities to delivery hygiene supplies to prisoners, and to carry out repairs to the communal bathing facilities as well as the roofing of some of the buildings which was leaking.
The ICRC will continue to work to monitor overall conditions of detention, including hygiene and health facilities, at prisons and to provide much-needed aid supplies and equipment in an effort to improve the daily lives of detainees in Ukraine.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Ukraine : detainees receive much needed aid
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