Dangerous industrial facilities in eastern Ukraine existed long before 2014. The beginning of hostilities intensified the old problems and created new ones.
The local population was not ready for the challenges they faced 7 years later, i.e. namely the decaying and destroyed infrastructure, worsening of water quality due to flooding of radioactive and contaminated mines, and in addition to all of this – the effects of global climate change, which directly affects soil fertility and air quality.
Emergency preparedness and response plans are especially crucial in this context. However, we must not forget about the importance of direct impact on the problem via the development of long-term solutions.
That’s why in 2021 the CF “Right to Protection” (R2P), within the #3PConsortium and with the financial support of the
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, jointly with Ukrainian and international NGOs ACTED Ukraine, the IMPACT Initiatives, the Danish Red Cross and the Red Cross of Ukraine are implementing a project aimed at reducing the eastern Ukraine population’s vulnerability to the natural and industrial-driven disasters.
Watch the video to find out how the members of the #Protect #Prepare #Prevent Consortium plan to strengthen the ability of communities near the contact line to tackle the current risks.