United Nations Aid Coordination Office, ochaIt said humanitarian supplies had been stopped at Chasiv Yar, about 10 kilometers west of Bakhmut, which Russian forces are trying to wrest control from Ukrainian troops.
After months of fighting, Wagner’s group of mercenaries now claim control of the eastern part of the city together with other Russian forces, but Ukrainian forces continue to defend Bakhmut under reportedly total encirclement.
supply of 2,000
Briefing reporters at a regular daily news conference in New York, UN spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said the aid convoy carried supplies for some 2,000 people, “including medical and hygiene supplies, food, solar lamps and tarpaulins,
Assistance was provided by the United Nations Migration Agency iomChildren’s Fund UNICEF, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the World Food Program (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
OCHA also note Most of the 16,000 people living in Chasiv Yar and surrounding communities have now fled.”, said Mr. Dujarric.
“chasiv yaar tha Completely cut off from gas supply more than a month ago And all the water is being brought in trucks. Access to electricity is extremely limited Only ambulance which is still working with limited capacity due to insecurity.
He stressed that the United Nations and its humanitarian partners were fully committed To support civilians living in Chasiv Yar, which now also hosts those who have fled intense fighting in Bakhmut – the main target of Russia’s winter offensive, following its full-scale offensive a year earlier.
Less than a month ago, the UN sent another inter-agency convoy to nearby Sloviansk in the north with supplies to people in Soledar, Chasiv Yar and Toretsk.
“So far this year, the United Nations with partners has sent 26 inter-agency convoys to communities living close to the front line, supporting approximately 230,000 men, women and children”, said the UN spokesperson.
More than 10 of those convoys reached communities in areas controlled by Ukrainian government forces in the Donetsk region, providing Much needed goods for about 100,000 peopleHe added.
attack on health services
WHO in Ukraine reported on Thursday that they have now verified 833 attack on health workers and facilities since the February 24 attack last year.
“The attacks killed 101 people and injured 136,” the agency tweeted. Adding that “healthcare should never be the goal.”
‘Even in the worst of times’
“Even in the worst of times, music is one thing that can bring relief”, The United Nations in Ukraine tweeted on Friday, after a concert took place in the capital Ukraine on Thursday, despite a wave of Russian missile attacks, to mark the inauguration of a new official chair for music by the UN culture agency UNESCO. .
The UNESCO-sponsored UN-supported orchestra post in Kiev celebrated with a “Peace Concert” under the baton of Herman Makarenko, orchestra conductor and UNESCO Artist for Peace, attended by Resident Coordinator Dennis Brown.