Food shortage crisis looming over Donbas - UN OCHA

21:50, 16 August 2017
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Approximately a quarter of the residents of Luhansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine, occupied by Russia-supported militants, are experiencing food shortage, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs wrote in a report.


According to the preliminary assessments of the level of food security, some 800,000 residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions are experiencing food shortage, with 170,000 of them being in dire need of food supply.

A particularly grave situation is observed in Donetsk region.

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