Experts of the Right to Protection CF (R2P), within the framework of the Prepare Prevent Protect (3P) Consortium (ACTED, IMPACT Initiatives, R2P, the Danish, Austrian and Ukrainian Red Cross Societies) prepared a report on phone-based survey of the population on the awareness of disaster risks in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Survey was conducted from December 2020 till January 2021 on the Government Controlled Areas of Ukraine (GCA) as a part of the project «Reducing Disaster Risk Vulnerability in eastern Ukraine». The main purpose was to screen the population’s awareness on environmental/industrial risks that exist in Donbas. Respondents living in Popasna, Yasynuvata, Volnovakha, Bakhmut districts and in the city of Toretsk were involved in the study.
During the project implementation, significant gaps in the disaster risk management system at all levels in Donetsk and Luhansk regions were identified, namely:
- Lack of a national environmental monitoring system, including a system covering regular monitoring of groundwater, chemical composition of mine water, water level in mines and soil pollution;
- Low level of public awareness of risks and, as a consequence the low level of risk resilience. In communities along the line of contact, the population remains poorly informed about the main industrial and natural risks in the region.
Survey is available in .pdf format:
- REDUCING DISASTER RISK VULNERABILITY IN EASTERN UKRAINE
- ЗМЕНШЕННЯ ВРАЗЛИВОСТІ ДО РИЗИКУ КАТАСТРОФ У СХІДНІЙ УКРАЇНІ
The survey was made possible with the final support of the European Union through its Directorate-General for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO). Document covers humanitarian aid activities funded by the European Union.
The views expressed in this document should in no way be taken as an official opinion of the European Union, and the European Commission is not responsible for any use of the information contained therein.