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