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 87,000 People in Eastern Ukraine May Not Survive Winter - Polish Volunteers

The activists point out that the removed persons left all the warm things at home in the Donbas.

About 87,000 people in the Donbas may not survive this winter due to the war with the pro-Russian terrorists.

This is stated by chairman of the Polish Humanitarian Organization PAH Janina Ochojska in Gazeta Wyborcza, Censor.NET reports citing Zn.ua.

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She notes that the infrastructure has been damaged in the conflict zone, as well as many homes. Now it is not known whether there will be heating during the winter in Donetsk and Luhansk. The towns captured by the militants lack adequate food and medical supplies.

"About 87,000 people may not survive the winter," Ochojska writes. She notes that it is not only the residents of Luhansk and Donetsk regions who are under threat. The removed persons who fled their homes due to the war have difficulties, too.

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"Most of the removed persons are housed in temporary shelters, schools, recreation centers, cultural centers, which are not made to live in. A particularly acute problem is the absence of heating in kitchens and bathrooms. In addition, the re-settlers left their warm things in the occupied cities. Therefore, they do not have warm clothing, blankets, sleeping bags, as well as hygiene care and medicines," the chairman of the humanitarian organization states. The occupied cities of the Donbas already have problems with the food supplies.

Ochojska encourages the Poles to help the Ukrainians in the Donbas and in temporary shelters. She notes that the organization has already collected 80,000 zlotys.

 
 
 
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