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.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Cereal production in 2015 forecast to decline from last year’s record crop but to remain at above-average levels
Exports of cereals on the rise
Prices of staple foods remain stable in past months
Focus on healthy and balanced nutrition
A front-runner in the race to end hunger, the region still struggles with malnutrition
Multiple trends are shaping the nutrition map for Europe and Central Asia, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s first-ever report on food insecurity and malnutrition in Europe and Central Asia, released today. The problems of food insecurity have changed away from that of caloric sufficiency toward the quality of peoples’ diets – a trend that will likely continue in this way.
KYIV, 9 June 2015 – The concluding meeting of the project “Assessment of Environmental Risks in the Exclusion Zone along the Ukrainian and Belarusian Borders” was organized by the OCEEA on 9 June in Kiev.
This Emergency Appeal seeks 742,931 Swiss francs on a preliminary basis to support the Belarus Red Cross (BRC) to assist 10,000 people (2,400 families)1 displaced by the civil unrest in Ukraine. The appeal focuses on relief activities (nutrition) via a pre-paid debit card system, health, and hygiene interventions.
The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this point of the evolving operation. The information will be updated and adjusted based on further developments of the situation.
According to the Ministry of Social Policy as of 30 January 2015, over 942,000 Ukrainians have been registered as internally-displaced, an increase of nearly 400,000 in the past two months. Some 600,000 have sought asylum or other forms of legal stay in other countries, including Belarus and the Republic of Moldova as well as in the Russian Federation, Poland, Hungary, and Romania since the violence erupted in Ukraine in February 2014.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the operation
Since June 2014, Belarus has seen increasing numbers of people fleeing the areas of conflict in Ukraine: from 30,000 in October 2014 to more than 80,000 in February 20151 .