UNICEF hands over water delivery and purification equipment to Ukrainian rescuers
The equipment will help meet the needs of more than 3 million people affected by the war in Ukraine, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine reports.
What is the problem?
During the war, part of the population is deprived of access to clean drinking water. Due to active hostilities in several regions, water pipes have been cut off, there are no reagents for cleaning tap water, and there is no possibility of importing bottled drinking water. People are forced to use potentially dangerous water from the centralized water supply system and take water from wells, home wells, rivers, etc.
What is the solution?
The State Emergency Service received equipment for delivering and purifying water from UNICEF. Yesterday, November 17, representatives of the United Nations (UNICEF) program for water purification, sanitation, and hygiene visited the Mobile Rescue Rapid Response Center of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
A humanitarian cargo with water delivery and purification equipment during meeting, provided by the UNICEF Children's Fund, was handed over to the emergency service. The equipment will help meet the needs of more than 3 million people affected by the war in Ukraine.
How does it work?
The aid includes drinking water tankers, water treatment plants, portable pumps, generators, and other items to ensure the population has access to clean drinking water and hygiene. In particular, the aid will be directed to meeting the needs of the people of Kyiv, Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Ternopil, Khmelnytskyi, Chernivtsi, Vinnytsia, Volyn, Zakarpattia, Zhytomyr, Cherkasy, Poltava, Kirovohrad, Dnipropetrovsk, and Sumy regions. It will actively be used in the liberated city of Kherson.
Further bilateral cooperation regarding transferring necessary equipment for water supply and purification was also discussed. Key priorities include mobile water supply equipment, heating systems, water storage tanks, treatment facilities, and drinking water analysis equipment.
Photo: Ukraine's State Emergency Service