In a gray zone of Donbas took place the first training on mine safety
10:55 / 16 May. 2016 / 181
Volunteers of Restoring Donbas launched the mine safety trainings to the residences of Maryinka. Two level trainings mean to teach the people how to understand what a mine looks like, how to behave and what to do in case if mine discovered, and how to do pre-hospital care.
– Practically every day we learn about people getting mine-explosive injuries in Donetsk and Lugansk regions. That kind of injures leads to death or a limb amputation. A recent survey by UNICEF showed that most of people really don’t know how to deal with mines. So, we decided to start special training programme for people living in the front-line in Donbas. People here are most in need of such trainings. That’s why we came to Maryinka today. Then we go further, – said Elena Petryaeva , the Head of Restoring Donbas Initiative.
Training on mine safety and the pre-hospital care were conducted for pupils of senior classes of two Maryinka’s schools. Each and every participant got the informational materials, plaits and bandages by the end of the training.
The volunteers of Restoring Donbas conducted also the mine safety training for emergency ambulance crews and physicians to provide emergency and acute care while the hostilities. Each team was presented haemostatic packs to stop bleeding and harnesses of a new generation Ukrainian production.
According to UNICEF Ukraine every sixth girl and every tenth boy living in Donbas region, saw a mine or a bomb but did not know how to behave. 24% of interviewed children do not know the way Warning Signs looks. The kids do not understand how they must behave in a minefield. 24% of children aged 6 to 17 years said, “They ran being on a minefield.” Another 18% admitted that they did not know what to do at all.