LAUNCHING PROJECT MISSION IN MYKOLAIV, UKRAINE: A LIFELINE FOR MYKOLAIV'S WATER SUPPLY
Just 18 months ago, Mykolaiv – a major shipbuilding port on the Black Sea between Odessa and Cherson – was under attack by Russian Armed Forces in the War on Ukraine. These days, GFA is conducting a global diagnosis of the city’s entire water supply system funded by the International Red Cross Committee (ICRC). The examination prepares the ground for ICRC plans to extend its support beyond repairing current damage to a more long-term, holistic and structured approach. The GFA diagnosis will address most critical needs and opportunities in order to maximize the impact of the ICRC activities and to help Mykolaiv Vodokanal optimize other external support. The overall ICRC objective is to improve the resilience of the Mykolaiv water supply system so that it is better prepared to face future challenges.
A dedicated GFA team of both international and local experts passionately combines teamwork and humanitarian endeavors to address the fundamental need of access to clean and safe water. On location, the team is inspecting and evaluating critical water supply facilities and pinpointing the most pressing needs. This way, the diagnostic study will identify the system’s weaknesses and propose critical actions to be completed in the short to medium term.
In these turbulent times of conflict and uncertainty, the unwavering commitment of the GFA team is a beacon of hope that delivers tangible solutions and will provide Mykolaiv's residents with access to an essential resource - clean and safe water.