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ANNOUNCEMENT. Humanitarian map of Donbas: basic needs and the situation in education and employment sectors

17.09.2015

On Tuesday, September 24, at 11:00-13:30, Opera hotel will host a presentation of updated Humanitarian map of the situation and needs in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, organized by Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center and Dopomozhemo TV.  This was announced today during the briefing by Rimma Fil, the Humanitarian Center's Coordinator.

The updated map is based on sociological research data of Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS), obtained in early September 2015. This project has become one of the most important tools to achieve the goal that was set for the Humanitarian Center: provide effective assistance where it is particularly necessary.

"Humanitarian map is the deep analysis of the main needs and requirements of Donbas residents, who suffered the most due to the military actions. By order of Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center these researches are being conducted since last September, and every new wave demonstrates the changes in situation on the contact line and in ATO area towns, – Rimma Fil thinks. – This map is a dynamic and living organism. Thanks to this tool the Humanitarian Center can see the changing people's needs in food, medications, household goods and other essential resources. This research is important for coordination of work for all organizations providing humanitarian aid for Donbas, including the international ones. I would like to point out that the primary results of new research are absolutely consistent with our vision and understanding of the humanitarian situation in Donbas".

During the Humanitarian map presentation they will show the assessment of Donbas civilians' needs and their dynamics, based on previous researches conducted in October, November, December 2014 and March, June 2015. Aside from the major requirements in food, medications and household goods, the KIIS specialists also studied quality and availability of drinking water, the situation in education and employment sector and the unemployment rate. Special attention was paid to the work of schools and kindergartens, as well as public awareness of mine safety.

The roundtable discussion will bring together the leading KIIS experts, representatives of Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center, human rights and non-governmental organizations, as well as representatives from UNICEF and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The experts, living in non-government-controlled areas of Donbas and being aware of the real situation across the contact line, are also invited to participate and share their observations with other participants.

Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center invites mass media to participate in the event.

Date, time: September 24, 2015, 11:00-13:30

10:30-11:00 – registration

11:00-12:00 – presentation of updated Humanitarian map, participants speaking

12:00-12:30 – communication of mass media with the speakers, coffee

Location: Opera Hotel 53, Bohdana Khmelnytskoho str.

Please obtain accreditation over the phone +38 (050) 360 02 46 or email amoskvitina@fdu.org.ua