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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03348-N(1)
Date : 08/04/2022
Country/Region : UKRAINE
Title : Ukraine : more than 170 civilians evacuated from Azovstal and Mariupol area in third safe passage operation
Duration : 00:02:54
Director : unknown
Cameraman : MEDVEDEV, Dmytro
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Person appearing :
HANGER, Christoph (staff member, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
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Description : After weeks of living largely underground with dwindling food, water and medicine, more than 170 civilians from Azovstal and the Mariupol area arrived in Zaporizhzhia on Sunday in the third safe passage operation in recent days coordinated by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the parties to the conflict and the United Nations.

“Our teams are here in Zaporizhzia where a third humanitarian convoy where the International Committee of the Red Cross and the UN just arrived with more than 170 people from Azovstal and the Mariuopl area after weeks of seeking shelter from heavy fighting,” said Chris Hanger, spokesperson for the International Committee of the Red Cross from the convoy’s arrival point in Zaporizhzhia on Sunday. “This is the third safe passage operation within a week and it’s a life-changing moment and a major relief for those who have suffered the horrors of close combat.”

The four-day operation started on May th, 2022 and included evacuating 51 civilians from Azovstal. Others came from the Mariupol area. One of the civilians in the convoy, Nina, said: “We do not believe we got there, that we managed to do this. So many people made an effort to reach such results...It was really a green corridor, from start to finish…They were worrying together with us and felt everything that was going on. No one person felt abandoned.”

This latest safe passage followed two operations in which about 500 people were evacuated from Azovstal and the Mariupol area to Zaporizhzhia on May 3rd and May 4th. Since March, the ICRC has helped facilitate the safe passage of more than 10,000 civilians from Sumy and Mariupol to other locations in Ukraine.

“This series of safe passage operations have helped over 600 civilians out of Azovstal and the Mariupol area get to safety,” said Hanger. “We will continue our work to help people who are trapped in between hostilities wherever they are.”

The ICRC has been working for the people affected by the conflict in Ukraine since 2014. Our operations in the country are among the ten largest ICRC operations worldwide. Working closely with the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, we provide emergency assistance such as food, water, and other essential items. Our emergency health response has reached 145,000 people, across 75 health facilities in Ukraine. This includes medical supplies, treatment, evacuations and the deployment of 50 medical personnel who are delivering assistance and training across Ukraine. We support authorities to repair essential infrastructure, provide cash assistance to vulnerable people affected by conflict and help people who lost contact with their loved ones, among other activities.
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English title : Ukraine : more than 170 civilians evacuated from Azovstal and Mariupol area in third safe passage operation
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