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. 3.8 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 5.3/10. Hazard exposure rating is also very high at 7/10.?
19/06: In May, 76 civilian casualties were recorded: eight deaths and 68 injuries, which represents an 8% increase from April. ?
19/06: Shelling at the end of May resulted in damages to the Central District Hospital, which limited access to health services for more than 70,000 residents in Marinskyi Raion (Donetsk).?
- 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.