Latest updates on country situation
28 November 2023
As at November 2023, food access was constrained in 80% of settlements near the front line in Donetsk, Kharkiv, and Luhansk oblasts. More than 900,000 people live within 30km of the front line, where active fighting has resulted in acute humanitarian needs and challenging and uncertain humanitarian access. Access to Russian-controlled areas remains extremely constrained. (UNSC 21/11/2023, OCHA 23/11/2023)
22 November 2023
Since the 2022 conflict escalation, the number of missing people in Ukraine has significantly increased. In May 2023, the Government launched a unified register of missing civilians and soldiers. As at October 2023, more than 26,000 people in Ukraine were missing, 11,000 of whom were civilians. The oblast with the highest number of missing people was Donetsk. (Kyiv 24 05/10/2023, Yur Gazeta 01/11/2023, Justice Info 29/09/2023)
17 November 2023
As at 11 November 2023, power disruptions resulting from Russian attacks on energy infrastructure across six oblasts (Chernihiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kherson, and Sumy) were affecting 4,500 people. The Ukrainian Government has recorded at least 60 attacks involving both ground and air strikes since September 2023. (The Kyiv Independent 11/11/2023, Military Media Center 16/11/2023, Atlantic Council 22/09/2023)
30 October 2023
In October 2023, shelling led Médecins Sans Frontières to evacuate 150 elderly patients from a hospital in southern Kherson oblast to safer areas in central and western Ukraine. Many patients are vulnerable because of their age, mobility, and chronic health conditions. Prior to evacuation, it was difficult to move the patients to safe shelter in time during attacks, which compromised their safety. The stress of living under constant attacks has led to increased psychiatric conditions. On the other hand, the relocation has led to family separation. Since the full-scale invasion in 2022, conflict has damaged or destroyed 80% of health facilities in Kherson. A lack of available services and capacity to cover needs, particularly in the most conflict-affected areas, constrains healthcare access. Overall, the WHO has verified more than 1,000 attacks on health facilities in Ukraine since 2022. (MSF 30/10/2023, (Health Cluster 28/09/2023)
22 October 2023
In several locations of Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kherson, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhia oblasts, the local population is heading into the winter months with disrupted access to centralised heating systems or electricity. These localities are in areas that have experienced substantial conflict damage or are under Russian control. While assessments are underway in areas under Ukrainian control, the full scale of needs in areas under Russian control is unknown. (REACH 20/11/2023, ACAPS accessed 21/11/2023)
29 September 2023
Between 24 February 2022 and 27 August 2023, over 17,200 civilians were injured in Russian missile attacks. Frontline hospitals are reporting shortages of medicines and medical consumables. Because of complicated and time-consuming public procurement processes, many medical supplies in these hospitals are being collected by volunteers or through donations. (UN News 06/09/2023, Politico 24/09/2023)
21 September 2023
A mass attack on the energy infrastructure by the Russian military on 21 September 2023, as the cold season approaches, damaged 40 buildings and disrupted power across Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Rivne, and Zhytomyr oblasts. Preparations and repairs for mass attacks against energy production infrastructure during winter have been in place, but the energy sector has experienced significant damage since 2022. (Atlantic Council 22/09/2023)
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UKR002 - Russia-Ukraine conflict
Last updated 31/10/2023
4.3 Very High
21 November 2023
Ukraine: social protection overview
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This report presents an overview of the available national social protection services and benefits for Ukrainian refugees who have TP in six host countries: Czechia, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. The report also looks at the extent to which these benefits are accessible and help refugees meet their needs. The selection of the six countries considered the ACAPS regional dataset and Regional overview.
14 November 2023
Poland: loss of temporary protection status and social benefits for Ukrainian Refugees
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Reports that some Ukrainian refugees in Poland had their temporary protection (TP) status revoked despite still meeting the criteria for protection began in October 2022. There have also been reports that some refugees who do not meet the legal criteria for their TP status to be revoked have stopped receiving family benefits, including those who have not left Poland.
08 November 2023
Ukraine: quarterly humanitarian access update
DOCUMENT / PDF / 10 MB
This report aims to compare access challenges across different Ukraine oblasts to inform humanitarian responders and support their decision-making. It is part of the ACAPS quarterly analysis of access constraints, with the last report published on 13 July 2023.
22 September 2023
Ukraine: impact of the conflict on the healthcare system
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This report looks at the impact of the conflict on the healthcare system and sheds light on the situation for certain population groups with specific needs because of their gender, age, disability, or condition. It is meant to highlight priority needs by population group or condition and complement the humanitarian health information landscape to support the response.
05 September 2023
Ukraine: regional overview of Ukrainian refugees in host countries
DOCUMENT / PDF / 2 MB
This report provides an overview of the situation of refugees from Ukraine in six host countries: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. The report aims to compare the scale of displacement in each country and their response capacity.