35,000 Ukrainians Still in Russian Refugee Camps. 1/3rd are Children

More than 11,400 are children

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MOSCOW, November 16th (TASS) Over 36,500 Ukrainian refugees are staying at temporary accommodation facilities in Russian regions, representative of Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry Alexander Drobyshevsky told TASS on Saturday.

“The ministry and other federal authorities control the situation with refugees from Ukraine,” he said.

“A total of 789 temporary accommodation facilities in Russian regions, housing over 36,500 displaced Ukrainians, remain open in the Russian regions.

There are over 11,200 children among them,” Drobyshevsky said.

The refugees are receiving everything necessary, including medical and psychological assistance.

Within past week, almost 30 temporary accommodation facilities were closed, as almost 3,000 refugees had left them.

“Up to 100 calls are registered daily to the ministry’s hotline,” the representative said.

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The minister of emergency situations receives daily reports on all problems the Ukrainian refugees are facing, he added.

The Russian Emergencies Ministry has been providing aid to the citizens of eastern Ukraine. On Sunday, a convoy of over 100 trucks delivered more than 1,200 tons of humanitarian aid to Donetsk and Luhansk, namely food and construction materials.

Since mid-August, eight Russian convoys have delivered 10,700 tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine’s eastern regions. The cargo consisted of food, bottled water, bed linen, electric stations, water filtering stations, medicines and fuel.

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