Overview

Eastern Ukraine has been in a humanitarian crisis since March 2014, when armed conflict erupted between separatists and Ukrainian armed forces. Separatists now control most of eastern Donetsk region, and a small area of southern Luhansk region. 4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and more than 2.8 million have been displaced. Protection and health are of particular concern in conflict areas, particularly as a large number of older people are affected. Humanitarian access is constrained: virtually all international aid organisations (all in Donestk) have been banned from non-government areas. ? However, in September 2016 UNHCR’s license to operate in Donetsk and surrounding areas was renewed. ?

INFORM measures Ukraine's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be high, at 5.4/10. Hazard exposure rating is also very high at 7/10.?

Latest Developments

No recent significant humanitarian developments.This country is being monitored by our analysis team. Last check: 26/09

Key priorities

  • Humanitarian access to non-government areas.
  • Shelter and NFI assistance in non-government areas, mainly blankets, clothes, and heaters.
  • Protection in non-government areas, along the contact line and IDP reception areas.
  • Delivery of aid to the areas along the contact line, where the most pressing needs are being reported.

Information Gaps and needs

  • Up-to-date information on healthcare availability and access is very limited.
  • Information on needs in Crimea is very limited.
Key documents

OHCHR

01/04/2016

Report on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine

IOM - EU

30/04/2016

National monitoring system of the situation with IDPs

Human Rights Watch

01/02/2016

Studying Under Fire: Attacks on Schools, Military Use of Schools During the Armed Conflict in Eastern Ukraine

Protection Cluster

01/01/2016

Protection Cluster, Overview on State Assistance for IDPs

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

07/12/2015

Socio-economic impact and needs assessement: Donbass, Ukraine

ENN, Global Nutrition Cluster, UNICEF

01/12/2015

Nutrition coordination in Ukraine: Experiences as a sub-cluster of health

NRC

01/11/2015

Housing, Land and Property Rights of Displaced and Conflict-affected Communities in Eastern Ukraine