ISHR team provides targeted help in the war zone where others cannot reach. As part of the UN water sanitation programme, we were able to install a water filter in a rural school in Hornostaipil and provide food to 3 institutions for elderly care. Watch our video!

The village of Hornostaipil is located in the Ivankiv village community of Kyiv region, not far from the Belarusian border, near the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, where the nuclear disaster occurred in 1986. Because of this location, there is almost no humanitarian aid distributed there. The school, like the psychoneurological social centre we had helped earlier, had big problems with water supply and water quality.

In the local school, 273 children and 44 teachers now use the filter system.

Our aim is to provide drinking water to the local population and refugees in areas affected by the hostilities.

Such measures will contribute to preventing a critical deterioration in the sanitary and hygienic living standard of the population and a possible related deterioration in health condition.

Built-in water filter in a local school in Hornostaipil

On July 15, 2022, ISHR team also visited an institution for elderly care and disabled people in Hornostaipilvillage, as well as a neuropsychiatric institution in the neighbouring village of Sukachi. 226 people were provided with food for the nearest future.

You can see our work in the following video.

But it is not just the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that is famous in Ukraine now.

Zaporizhzhia is now back on everyone’s radar. Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia region in south-eastern Ukraine has recently came under fire again.

In this war-torn region, there is a large influx of internally displaced persons and the need for humanitarian aid is enormous.

ISHR would like to support the supply of life-saving medicines at a time when the medical and logistics infrastructures are under increasing pressure.

In total, our team on the ground plans to deliver enough supplies to help 7,500 patients (IDPs, disabled persons, children, elderly people, etc.) in this war-torn and remote area.

In particular, primary health care centres and health facilities must be provided with medicines and other medical supplies.

On July 5, 2022, we were able to provide primary health care centre No. 9 in Zaporizhzhia with nine NCD (noncommunicable disease) kits containing medicines and medical equipment for the treatment of chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes and hypertension for about 180 patients.

Primary health care centre No. 9 in Zaporizhzhia

On August 2, 2022, we were able to deliver 18 large boxes of medicines and medical equipment – enough to treat almost 400 patients – to Ambulance Station No. 3 in Vilniansk (small town, situated about 50 km from the nuclear plant) and to the primary health care centre in the village of Petro-Mikhailivka near Vilniansk.


Vilniansk medical centre

Primary health care centre in the village of Petro-Mikhailivka near Vilniansk

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