Despite several ceasefires and after 3 years of conflict, the situation in Eastern Ukraine remains unstable. Periods of relative calm are regularly followed by flare-ups of violence. In 2017, over 10,000 people have been killed including 2,000 civilians, 4.4 million people have been affected by the conflict. As a result, 3.8 million people, of which 70% are women, children and elderly, are in need of humanitarian assistance and 1.7 million people are registered as internally displaced. In 2017, as indicated through various report including by REACH assessments facilitated by ACTED, the humanitarian situation has started to deteriorate again, mostly in the non-government controlled areas.
In 2015, ACTED and its partner IMPACT Initiatives responded with the REACH Initiative to provide information management and assessment support for evidence-based aid planning and delivery. REACH leads interagency needs assessments which have informed the humanitarian community’s 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan. With area based assessment in the 5 km zone from the contact line, ACTED and IMPACT provided a detailed understanding of access to basic services in more than 100 settlements most affected by the conflict.
As part of the Access Consortium, ACTED is also participating in a cash assistance program for 3,500 people. ACTED teams undertake the vulnerability analysis, post distribution monitoring, and coping strategy index, which used to analyse the situation and develop the project. ACTED is supporting local authorities, in charge of 100 settlements and 200,000 inhabitants, to develop preparedness guidelines to improve response capacities to conflict-related events.
Emergency response to the humanitarian crises in eastern Ukraine
Emergency assistance to conflict-affected populations in Eastern Ukraine
Emergency assistance to displaced and non-displaced persons affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine
Provision of multi-sectoral humanitarian assistance to conflict-affected populations in Eastern Ukraine
Information management, mapping and assessment support for evidence-based aid planning and delivery in Areas of High Concern along the contact line in Eastern Ukraine