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Mobile teams of volunteers have delivered humanitarian aid to 300 Donbas villages


Civilians from 300 settlements of Donetsk region, living in "grey zone" and remote districts in non-government-controlled areas received aid from Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center. The Center is paying special attention to helping people living near the contact line and suffering interruptions in electricity supply or lack of food.

One of the last trips of volunteers was made to 4 villages in Marinka raion. Some of them border non-government-controlled areas, other have many IDPs. During one day assistance was provided to 850 people in Paraskoviivka, Slavne, Novomykhailivka and Stepne. "Escaping from attacks, people moved to the neighbouring villages across their raion, many of them have no jobs, and the whole families live for small social benefits and humanitarian aid. We still keep on helping the most vulnerable citizens. They are mostly presented by elderly people", ‒ Yevheniya Rzaieva, the Head of 'Humanitarian Aid' direction at the Humanitarian Center, shares.                      

The mobile teams of Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center issued humanitarian aid in nine raions of Donetsk region on both sides of the contact line. These are Yasynuvata, Volnovakha, Artemivsk, Marinka, Amvrosiivka, Shakhtarsk, Telmanove, Novoazovsk and Volodarske raions, the town of Dzerzhynsk and its satellite settlements.    

"During eight months of operation we obtained a unique map of "mobile help". Working directly with local people, our volunteers can realistically assess their needs and the overall situation. These are the villages that require constant support. During February our teams will visit about 50 more settlements in 6 raions of Donetsk region, ‒ Yevheniya Rzaieva shares.

The mobile team project of the Humanitarian Center was launched in May 2015. Mobile food delivery allows helping people in "grey zone" and remote villages in non-government-controlled areas, where there is no possibility to open a fixed issuing point. As of February 2, 2016, the humanitarian aid from the Humanitarian Center's mobile volunteers was received by more than 87,000 people.