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Up To 1.3M People In War-Torn Eastern Ukraine Facing ‘Serious Water Crisis,’ UNICEF Warns

Reuters: Up to 1.3 million in parched Ukraine face water crisis: UNICEF
“Up to 1.3 million people in war-torn eastern Ukraine are facing acute water shortages and a serious water crisis due to damaged or destroyed infrastructure, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday…” (Mis, 7/14).

U.N. News Centre: Ukraine: UNICEF appeals for help to restore damaged water facilities for 1.3 million people
“With only 60 percent of the pre-conflict water supply capacities still functioning in Ukraine, some 1.3 million people are struggling to cope with a ‘serious water crisis’ because of damaged or destroyed water lines, forcing many families to travel with buckets to working wells in neighboring villages, the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned [Tuesday]…” (7/14).

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