Situational overview: The conflict situation in eastern Ukraine has improved following a ceasefire on 1 September, though the overall situation remains tense.
Humanitarian access: UN agencies have been expelled from the nongovernment controlled area of Luhansk narrowing the humanitarian space and limiting humanitarian action, including protection monitoring and activities.
By Andreea Anca, IFRC
Situational overview: Following a period of flux in the conflict situation, fighting in eastern Ukraine has noticeably de-escalated following a ceasefire implemented on 1 September, though the situation remains tense.
Protection concerns: Freedom of movement across the line of contact remains a primary concern. Access to civil documentation, such as passports and birth certificates is an ongoing problem for those in the non-government controlled area.
Situational overview: The situation in eastern Ukraine remains unstable and volatile with shelling and fighting, in some regions on a daily basis. The humanitarian situation is grave with freedom of movement and humanitarian access restricted, limiting the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
Situational overview: The situation in eastern Ukraine remains unstable and volatile. The humanitarian situation is grave with freedom of movement and humanitarian access restricted due to continued fighting, security measures and the Government’s ongoing blockade of non-government controlled areas.
The humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine continues to deteriorate. Approximately 5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these, civilians living close to the 'contact line' are the most vulnerable in light of the prevailing insecurity. This group, together with 3 million people living in non-government controlled areas (NGCAs) are prioritized for humanitarian action, as social services are severely constrained and banking system as well as commercial trac interrupted.