The Russian port city of Mariupol, surrounded by Russia, is facing a major outbreak that could claim the lives of thousands of city residents. An infectious catastrophe in the blocked Mariupol could be due to a lack of water in the city, a damaged sewage system and the presence of many corpses in the ruins of houses.
This was stated by Lyudmila Denisova, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, reports the portal “rbc.ua”.
“The biggest problem in Mariupol is the lack of drinking water, which is not available in the city. In addition, a critical situation has arisen due to the lack of sewage networks. “There is a risk that the dirt ends up on the streets of the city and at sea,” the official said.
Moreover, according to Denisova, the threat of an epidemic is exacerbated by the rotting bodies in the ruins of the houses.
“After the closure of the humanitarian corridors, many people, awaiting evacuation in the vicinity of the city, are returning to Mariupol,” the commissioner said.
As already reported, about 100,000 residents of Mariupol are at constant risk of contracting cholera, dysentery and other infectious diseases.
Source: The Delfi