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WASH Cluster Incident Report №207, 05/07/2019

Dear all,


Yesterday, 4th July 2019, in the evening between 7.15 pm to 8.15 pm, there was shelling close to the 1st Lift Pumping Station of the South Donbas Water Way. During that time the night shift workers on duty ran for cover in the onsite bomb shelter. Fortunately, no injuries and no damages, however when asked, workers reported hearing shelling very close nearby.


The 1st LPS supplies water to five filter stations, between them providing clean water to more than 1.1 million people on both sides of the line of contact.



Media coverage


As an update, you may be interested to see recent WASH incidents were covered by CNN news outlet, especially focusing on damage to the SDD channel pipelines on 29th June. The pipes supply water to 3.1 million people at that location, a high percentage of the 3.2 million people who’s supply has been the most at risk this year.


Video footage of the damage can be seen as posted on the UNICEF Ukraine twitter feed.



Many thanks for your support as always, and especially for UNICEF communications team which has done a great job to highlight the vulnerability of normal people to water cuts and stoppages in the last few days .

United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
05 Jul 2019
Document type: 
Situation Report