Two thirds of Donetsk region residents receive humanitarian aid
Two thirds of respondents living in Donetsk region on both sides of the contact line mention that humanitarian aid is being provided in their settlement. Every third received it personally. This is testified by results of sociological study, commissioned by Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center and conducted by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology in October-November 2016.
"67% of the polled residents of Donetsk region on both sides of the contact line mention that humanitarian aid is being provided in their settlement. Every third received it personally. 80% of all humanitarian aid is coming from Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center", ‒ Daryna Pyrohova, KIIS research scientist, shared.
Over the entire operation period of Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center food packages were received by 936,000 persons on both sides of the contact line.
"It is important that Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center prioritizes the needs of population of the contact line settlements. The situation there is really the most difficult", ‒ Ivane Bochorishvili, Deputy head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Ukraine, commented.
The number of people receiving humanitarian aid in non-government-controlled areas is higher than on the government-controlled territory. During the poll 44% residents of non-government-controlled areas mentioned that they personally received humanitarian aid, 87% got it from the Humanitarian Center.
"Based on sociological studies, Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center will continue providing humanitarian aid. We decided to keep on helping in 2017 and supply food aid on both sides of the contact line. Special attention will be paid to villages in the "grey zone", ‒ Natalia Yemchenko, the member of the Board of Trustees at Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center and PR Director at SCM, emphasized.
KIIS sociological research called "Donbas: life and barriers" took place through October 21-November 7, 2016, it was commissioned by Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center and Dopomozhemo TV. 2,102 respondents older than 18 from 100 settlements (towns and villages) of Donetsk region, both in government-controlled and non-government-controlled areas, were polled as part of the research. The study covered: current needs of the population in food, medications and non-food goods; social state of the population in Donetsk region; people's opinion about possible development of the situation in Donbas; problems associated with difficulties when crossing the contact line.