Pipelines and frontlines – cooperation and conflict in eastern Ukraine
September 17 | 17:00
“Pipelines and frontlines – cooperation and conflict in eastern Ukraine” a round-table discussion and photo-exhibition address the critical issue of cross-frontline water supply in Donbas to populations living near the conflict zone.
Organized by the non-governmental organization DRA, it brings together Dr. Sophie Lambroschini, researcher in contemporary history of East-Central Europe at the Marc Bloch Centre in Berlin, Camilla Corradin, advocacy expert, People in Need, Mark Buttle, UNICEF, WASH cluster coordinator, Andrey Klochko, representative of the Ukrainian water utilities company Voda Donbasu and Galina Pavlovskaya, a teacher living in a village on the frontline. Since the beginning of the war in 2014, water supply to 3.2 million people hangs in the balance because of lack of access for repairs, damage caused by shelling and explosions, and the difficult economic situation in eastern Ukraine. They will discuss how water supply is operated across the frontline and possible pathways for humanitarian cooperation in the context of the armed conflict. The discussion will be moderated by Stefan Melle, Deutsch-Russicher Austausch (DRA).
The event opens the exhibition “People live here” by photographer Albert Lores. His work (in cooperation with NGOs providing water to the war-affected in eastern Ukraine) explores what the water means for people living in the small locations along the frontline.
The event will be held in English.
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LocationPANDA Theater in der Kulturbrauerei