NATO helping Ukraine cope with flooding

17:14, 06 August 2008
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NATO received a request from Ukraine

On 31 July, the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Co-ordination Centre received from Ukraine an urgent request for assistance in coping with flooding in the country, according to the NATO official web site.

Several days of persistent heavy rain near the Prut and Dnister rivers caused floods in Western Ukraine. More than forty thousand houses are flooded; hundreds of roads and almost 600 hundred bridges have been damaged. So far thirty people died. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated.

In line with its procedures, the EADRCC has forwarded the request to NATO and partner countries and has begun publishing situation reports on the development of the situation, the assistance provided and the outstanding needs.

 

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