11:00 15.08.2014

ICRC accepting Ukrainian humanitarian aid in Luhansk region

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ICRC accepting Ukrainian humanitarian aid in Luhansk region

Ukrainian humanitarian aid has been partially unloaded at warehouses in Starobilsk, Luhansk region, and representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are accepting the cargo, said Iryna Heraschenko, the president's envoy for the settlement in eastern Ukraine.

"A third of the trucks have been unloaded. The Red Cross begins to accept the cargo consistent with the manifest and to fulfill its schedule of the relief's transfer," Heraschenko wrote on Facebook on Friday.

In her words, the humanitarian convoy from Kharkiv has been unloaded, the convoy from Dnipropetrovsk is waiting for its turn, and the Kyiv convoy is on its way.

The distribution of the humanitarian cargo will depend on the safe transportation of the cargo to the militia-controlled districts, Heraschenko said.

"The Starobilsk warehouses are packed with Ukrainian humanitarian aid. The emergency situations department has proposed to unload some of the cargo which is still carried by the trucks in Lysychansk and Severodonetsk, as well as to use the flour for baking bread at local bakeries and to supply bread [instead of flour]," Heraschenko wrote.

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