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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01741
Date : 03/2017
Country/Region : UKRAINE
Title : Ukraine : Red Cross heating points work at line of contact
Duration : 00:00:37
Director : TOBIAS, Jennifer
Cameraman : DE PUE, Pieter-Jan
Editor : YEFIMOVA, Anastasia
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
TOBIAS, Jennifer
Production reference : 2017AV.0248
Description : In the cold, early morning, Red Cross volunteers bring wood and start a fire at the small temporary building that provides warmth and comfort on the edge of the front line.
On the other bank of the Siverskyi Donets river, at a similar building, other Red Cross volunteers do the same thing for people on the other side.
The line of contact between Lugansk in Ukraine and Stanytsia Luhanska, just across the Siverskyi Donets river, is a vital road of commerce. For years, villagers to the river's north have been growing vegetables and fruits and preparing meat and dairy products to be sold in Lugansk, a city of 400,000. Today the products can cross the line only at this checkpoint. Men for hire help those who cannot carry their goods over the bridge's broken steps.
About 6,000 people cross the checkpoint a day, 300 of whom stop at the Lugansk heating point. It is a busy season for the volunteers: many visitors are cold, others need a snack, and some have diabetes and need to administer a shot of insulin.
The volunteers offer health care, tell travelers what documents are required to cross to the non-government controlled territory, and often explain that the visitors can get assistance from the ICRC.
Original language : Russian; English; Ukrainien
Other language : International soundtrack
English title : Ukraine : Red Cross heating points work at line of contact
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422