The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has started installing water treatment systems in IDP shelters in Ukraine with EU funding.
The initiative has been piloted in one of the largest accommodation centres for displaced persons in Vinnytsia, opened at a local vocational school, which now houses up to 250 people.
The system helps improve the quality of drinking water and provide better hygienic conditions for displaced families. By producing 2,000 litres of safe drinking water daily, the plant helps reduce the risk of diseases associated with unsafe drinking water that can occur in collective centres hosting large numbers of people.
In the coming weeks, the IOM will install similar water treatment units in 30 IDP centres in the Vinnytsia and neighbouring Kirovograd regions. This assistance is combined with minor repairs to the centres’ buildings.
With financial support from the EU and other donors, the IOM has been able to establish an extensive in-kind aid channel that reaches displaced and war-affected people in all regions of Ukraine. More than 316,000 non-food items, such as hygiene kits, kitchen sets, water tanks, mattresses and blankets, have been delivered to those in need since the war began.
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