Donetsk, DNR. With a local look at news, the International Red Cross made a distribution today to the hard hit Oktobersky District of Donetsk. Local residents were able to pick up a wide variety of medicines and other useful supplies courtesy of the ICRC from Geneva. Reports and photos courtesy of Erwan Castel and David Simpson in Donetsk.

Today and this week only, the International Committe of the Red Cross has made a final distribution of supplies to the hard hit neighborhood near Donetsk Airport, that is bombed daily by the Kiev junta of Petro Poroshenko.

The distribution was made in cooperation with the Donetsk People’s Republic Ministry of Emergency Services to eligible parties in the area. Aid from the Red Cross is in addition to Russian Humanitarian Aid and private organizations functioning in the Donbass region.

The delivery today included food parcels. Very few western organizations operate in the Donbass Republics. Area need is tremendous with at least 50,000 plus persons in need of food, shelter and medicines on a regular basis.

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