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Modular town for Donetsk and Luhansk refugees opens in Zaporizhia

Modular houses designed for the refugees from the Donetsk and Luhansk regions were finally opened in Zaporizhia.

Modular town for Donetsk and Luhansk refugees opens in Zaporizhia

This Monday, Detlef Walter, the German Consul General in Ukraine, came to Zaporizhia to open a modular settlement for internally displaced people from the east of Ukraine. The project's construction, approved by President of Ukraine petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, cost 2,5 million euros and was implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit with the support from State Emergency Service of Ukraine, Euromaidan Press reports.

"The opening of the camp was delayed for almost two months. Originally it was scheduled to open in December 2014, however the local municipality could not agree on utility tariffs. Currently, the living cost is standing at UAH 319 (less than USD 12) per month, per person," the author writes.

The camp will be a transit facility for the refugees from the east of Ukraine, where they could stay from one to six months. Within this period, they have to find employment and their own living accommodations.

"The 2.47 acres camp can accommodate 544 people. Currently, it is already partially populated, mostly by large families and disabled from Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts which have been forced to evacuate to escape fighting in East Ukraine," the article reads.

"All these modular homes are equipped with beds, wardrobe closets, mattresses, bedding sets, necessary furniture, free internet access, refrigerators, and bathrooms. There is also a children's playground on the premises," Euromaidan Press reports.

Similar camps opened in Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk.

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