People are trying to live a normal life.
The network has told how people live in the border villages near Mariupol.
It is reported that along the line of contact, which is in the news more often called a line of demarcation with the uncontrolled territories, is home to around 800 thousand people. Here, in three years of fighting killed more than 2 thousand civilians, from 7 to 9 thousand were wounded (UN statistics). More than 1,500 were missing (according to ICRC).
Nearly 1.6 million citizens have been internally displaced. More than 3.8 million people on both sides of the contact line in need of humanitarian assistance.
The Director of the school in the Granite Lesia Stepanovna Koss recalls how he met the children during an active shelling of the village and tells us how hard we had to return the children to school. “Who is the village chief? – a teacher, a doctor and a priest,” — said Lesya Stepanivna, explaining his choice to stay in the village with the beginning of the military conflict.
The woman said that in 2015-16 here, despite the attacks took place. In 2014-15 the school is not terminated teachers went to the schoolwork, regular classes were held from 8 to 11. After the shelling started, and all went to hide in basements. Now the school has 157 pupils, to 2014 was two times more. Of the 43 teachers 23. Before the military conflict of Granite was one of the richest in Volnovakha district, Donetsk region. After 2014, the population of 4,500 people was reduced by two thirds. 11 killed, including three children, 7 houses destroyed, half of the homes were damaged during attacks. Granite several times passed on opposite sides of the front.
Neighboring staromar’ivka already in the so-called “grey zone” between cordons of Ukraine and uncontrolled territories. Of the nine first-graders, four parents each day driving to school in the Granite from there.
In Chermalyk the ICRC allocates local people grants for development of private poultry, livestock and agriculture, because the majority of people lost their jobs. In Lebedinsky of 500 people left 86, many houses are dilapidated, there is no water and power outages. To swim, wear water from neighboring beams, and drown fruit trees.
“The aunt of Zhytomyr region we are considered separable. He says, well, serves you right – that the war was staged. How it all started, and stopped to chat. And you also tell it in their press – it’s not us,” says a local resident.
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