UN warns that humanitarian situation is "extremely alarming" in Donbass

The UN warned this Friday that the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, after almost four months of the Russian invasion, is “extremely alarming, as fighting between the Ukrainian and Russian armies continues to intensify in the east of the country.

“The humanitarian situation in Ukraine, particularly in eastern Donbass, is extremely alarming and continues to deteriorate rapidly,” the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned in a statement.

According to OCHA, the situation is “particularly worrying” in and around Severodonetsk, the last site of Ukrainian resistance in the Lugansk region, almost entirely under Russian control.

The UN humanitarian agency said that access to drinking water, food and electricity is “reduced” in this region, stressing that the situation is a result, inter alia, “of the fighting that continues to intensify, taking a heavy toll on the civilian population”.

OCHA regretted that “the two countries, at this stage, have not yet reached an agreement to facilitate the evacuation of civilians or even allow access for humanitarian aid” to Severodonetsk and the neighboring city of Lysytchansk, under constant bombardment for several days.

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