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Reference : V-P-UA-E-00653
Date : 07/03/2017
Country/Region : UKRAINE
Caption : Donetsk province, Avdiivka. The ICRC delivers drinking water to the population that does not have access to water for several days since the filtration station stopped functioning.
Photographer : VASYLIUK, Natalia
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, "Ukraine crisis: Water supply to Avdiivka and surrounding areas", 2 March 2017

"Following developments in the military situation in the Avdiivka area, the Donetsk Filtration Station has not been functioning for several days. The filtration station supplies around 40,000 people in Avdiivka and surrounding villages and the situation is now critical.

Update on the situation
The water supply situation is critical around Avdiivka and surrounding villages and will only become more so if the Donetsk Filtration Station does not resume functioning very soon. The reservoirs which were being used for the past three days to supply the approximately 12,000 people living in multi-storey apartment buildings in the area of Avdiivka are now empty.

On Tuesday morning, the International Committee of the Red Cross submitted a request for a reinforced cease-fire in order to allow for the area to be demined and for Voda Donbassa employees to be able to access the site and start the Donetsk Filtration Station functioning again. After that, they can repair the damage sustained as a result of the fighting.

In the meantime, ICRC teams will start delivering drinking water to residents of Avdiivka on Thursday morning. [...]"
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