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Law on protection of housing rights of Donbas orphans published

Source : 112 Ukraine

The document will come into force in a month
14:54, 27 February 2018

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A law "On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine Concerning the Protection of Housing Rights of Orphans, Children Who Have No Parental Care" is published in the official parliamentary newspaper Voice of Ukraine. The document will enter into force on March 27, 2018.

According to the document, orphans and children deprived of parental care who have reached the age of 16 and who are registered as internally displaced persons have the right to register as citizens who need to improve their housing conditions and for social housing at the place of their registration as IDPs.

As it was reported earlier an ammunition mishandling incident took place in Krasnohorivka, Donetsk region on Tuesday evening. Three children aged 14, 9 and 3 suffered injuries of various degrees of severity. The incident occurred at about 9 p.m. on February 7.

Related: Verkhovna Rada agenda: Condemnation of DPRK weapon tests, children protection

Mined territory in Donbas threatens lives of 220,000 children, according to UNICEF. The UNICEF Representative to Ukraine emphasized that all sides of the Donbas Conflict should immediately stop to use this kind of weapon. The Fund points that according to the statistics, every week one child became a victim of the combat actions in Donbas since the beginning of 2017.

The explosives are the consequence of the war, the armaments did not blow up and it is the most expanded reason for the death or wound of the children or two-thirds of all cases. A lot of children become disabled for the rest of the life in the result of the explosions.

Related: 39 children killed or injured in Donbas conflict area since the year start, - OSCE

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