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The Consulate General of Ukraine in New York
240 East 49th Street · New York, NY 10017 · Tel: 212-371-5690 · Fax: 212-371-5547

Appeal for international Assistance

Starting on November 6, 1998, heavy rains in Western Ukraine have caused significant increase of water in the basin of Tisa River and flooded more than 100 towns and villages in Tyachev, Rahiv, Vinogradiv, Mukachevo, Khust, Perechin, Svalyava, Irshava, Uzhgorod districts in Transcarpathian Region of Ukraine as well as considerable areas of Mukachevo and Khust cities affecting about 400,000 people.

A total of 118 towns and villages in Transcarpathian Region are flooded now.

24,340 people were already moved to safe areas.

The most dangerous situation was identified within the territory between Tyachev and Chop cities, where the level of Tisa River had been going up till 23,00 on 08 November and stabilized at the 1327 cm level. 13,900 people have to be replaced from the city of Chop and its outskirts.

There is no telephone communication with 67 villages.

Some roads, particularly between local municipalities were heavily damaged and 5 bridges demolished by the water. Railroad traffic was already restored in the whole area.

102 main electric feeders were damaged.

8,471 rescuers and 689 vehicles and heavy machines, including three helicopters are employed to respond to the disaster.

On November 7, 1998 the Government of Ukraine requested the United Nations to lunch an appeal for international assistance in fervor of affected population.

Most urgent needs calculated for 400,00 persons for four-month term include the following items:

Medicines (highest priority means):
1. Antibiotics in tablets and for injection 1,000+1,000 packs
2. Analgesics in tablets and for injection 1,000 packs
3. Antispasmodics in tablets and for injection 1,000 packs
4. Cardiac-vessel compounds in tablets and for injection 1,000 packs
5. Sensitizing compounds 5,000 packs
6. Insulin 10,000 pieces
7. Sulfanilamides 2,000-3,000 packs
8. Dressing materials 2,000 packs
9. Disinfectants 10 MT
10. Syringes 3,000 pieces
11. System for blood transfusion 3,000 pieces
12. Vaccination
- antihepatitis
50 sets
- antityphoid
50 sets
- antipoliomyelities
50 sets
- antitetanus
100 sets
- antigangrene
20 sets
- antibotulism
200 sets

First priority goods:
1. Personal hygiene items 40,000 sets
2. Towels 40,000 pieces
3. Bed clothes 80,000 sets
4. Kitchen ware 40,000 sets
5. Table ware 10,000 sets
6. Blankets 40,000 sets

Foodstuffs for replaced and affected population:
1. Canned meat
2. Canned meat with vegetables
3. Biscuits
4. Bread
5. Sugar
6. Tea

Construction materials (total needs as indicated by local authorities):
1. Cement 83,150 MT
2. State 2,764
3. Bricks 51,750,000 pieces
4. Millwork
Windows
80,000 sq.m
Doors
80,0 sq.m
5. Glass 2,5-3,00 mm 70,500 sq.m
6. Metal of different types 5,030 MT
7. Lumber 2,5575 cub.m
8. Nails and studs 54 MT
9. Roofing materials 210,000 sq.m
10. Bitumen BH-4, BH-5, BH-2 (for roads) 50,000 MT
11. Lime milled 390 MT
12. Sand 56,000 cub.m
13. Rubble 221,000 cub.m

Accounts for donations and cash contributions in Uzhgorod:
1. Nadiya Regional Charity Foundation
Account # 2600330032623 in Ukrsotsbank (Uzhgorod City) MFO 312011 code 20433221

2. Transcarpathian regional organization of the Red Cross of Ukraine
Account # 32302308701 in the National Bank of Ukraine (Uzhgorod City) MFO 312152 code 02940183

Points of Contact in Ukraine:
1. Transcarpathian regional authorities and Operative group of the Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine:
Tel: 380-3122-33-551, 13-161, 380-050-311-5961
Fax: 380-3122-13-227

2. The Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine (Kyiv):
Tel: 380-44-247-3050, 226-3507 (24 hours)
247-3079, 247-3084 (English and French speaking staff available from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m.)
Fax: 380-44-226-2085, 247-3211

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