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11-04-2022 | Latest News , Europe & Central Asia

Ukraine: ICRC evacuates 11 extremely vulnerable civilians from the frontline

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On April 11th, 2022, a team of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the German Red Cross (GRC) evacuated 11 extremely vulnerable civilians from a shelter in the frontline city of Severodonetsk. The people evacuated today are severely sick, have physical disabilities, or are suffering from chronic diseases. They had lived in the shelter for a month.

“Today we evacuated from Severodonetsk eleven people, mostly elderly. They were staying in the shelter for more than one month. They have terrible conditions. Living conditions as well. Most of them are very vulnerable, because of different diseases, chronic diseases. And they were suffering. That's why we took a decision to bring them to Dnipro. In Severodonetsk the security situation was quite tense. It was quiet at the beginning. But after, when we started talking to people and bringing them to our land cruisers, the situation became quite tense. We heard shelling and quite heavy shelling,” said Yana Antanova, a health field officer for the ICRC.

Note to editors:

 

  1. All photos are copyright ICRC

 

  1. The ICRC has been working in Ukraine since 2014, supporting people affected by conflict. Since the recent escalation of the crisis, we have brought over 700 tons of medical supplies, food and relief items into the country to respond to skyrocketing humanitarian needs. We will continue to scale up our work and now have teams in 10 locations across the country.

 

  1. Established in 1863, the ICRC operates worldwide helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of war. A neutral, independent and impartial organization, its mandate stems from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. It is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and works in more than 100 countries.

 

LOGLIST FOR FOOTAGE AND PHOTO CAPTIONS
 Location: Severodonetsk

Date: 11 April 2022

Camera: ICRC

Duration: 00:40

ICRC Ref: 20220411- Severodonetsk-Medical Evacuation

FOOTAGE

Soundbite: Yana Antanova – ICRC, Health Field Officer

00:00    "Today we evacuated from Severodonetsk eleven people, mostly elderly. They were staying in the shelter more than one month. They have terrible conditions. Living conditions as well. Most of them are very vulnerable, because of different diseases, chronic diseases. And they were suffering. That's why we took a decision to bring them to Dnipro. "

00:23    "In Severodonetsk the situation was quite tense. It was quiet at the beginning. But after, when we started talking to people and bring them to our land cruisers, the  situation became quite tense. We heard shelling and quite heavy shelling."

00:40   ENDS

PHOTOS

Photos showing evacuation of eleven vulnerable civilians from the frontline in Severodonetsk.

 

Duration : 41s
Size : 61.2 MB
On Screen Credit: ICRC or logo

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