Ukraine: Winterisation needs and response
An estimated 1.7 million people need winterisation assistance before the upcoming colder temperatures in Ukraine. Temperatures are expected to start dropping in October and reach their lowest in January–February. The conflict resulting from the Russian invasion that began on 24 February 2022 has damaged homes, as well as gas, electricity, and heating infrastructure, putting additional people at risk of having insufficient heating or insulation to deal with harsh winter conditions. The situation is particularly concerning for IDPs living in collective centres and people living in damaged homes or homes needing renovation, especially in rural areas.