In the past 24 hours about a thousand people from southeastern Ukraine arrived in temporary accommodation sites in Russia, thus the total number of refugees exceeds 14,000 people, Russian Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman Alexander Drobyshevsky told Interfax on Tuesday.
"A total of 211 temporary accommodation sites have been established and they accommodate over 14,200 people - it is 965 people more than a day before - and almost 6,500 of them are children. Six mobile temporary accommodation sites with a capacity of 3,000 people have been set additionally," Drobyshevsky said.
"Due to the situation existing in southeastern regions of Ukraine and arrival of citizens affected to border areas of the Central and Southern Federal Districts, Crimea and Sevastopol, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry and Russian regions jointly organize work on accommodating and providing them comprehensively," he said.
The Rostov region and Crimea have the largest number of refugees.
In order to lift the burden from these regions people are placed in temporary accommodation sites in other regions of the Central and Southern Federal Districts upon their own volition. "Six 'air bridge' have been organized for this. Over 950 people were evacuated from the Rostov region and Crimea by Emergency Situation Ministry aircraft and 400 of them in the past 24 hours," Drobyshevsky said.
Consolidated convoys of the Emergency Situations Ministry are involved in delivering people from the Rostov region to temporary accommodation facilities. A total of 570 people have been transferred in such a way.
While en route refugees are provided with everything necessary - fresh water, food and medical assistance if needed. The Emergency Situations Ministry continues delivering humanitarian aide to the regions, where Ukrainian citizens who ran from battle actions are. Over 250 tonnes humanitarian cargo - mostly preserves, blackest, tents, bedding and essentials - have already been delivered.
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