WFP Ukraine Situation Report #28, 11 July 2017 [EN/RU/UK]
4.4 million people affected (OCHA)
3.8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA)
620,000 people food insecure
300,000 internally displaced persons (GCA) (HNO 2017)
In June, WFP delivered food assistance to some 30,000 people in both government-controlled (GCA) and non-government controlled areas (NGCA) of Donetsk and Luhansk.
WFP is in critical need of funding support: US$ 19.4 million is urgently required in order to continue providing food assistance.
May Food Security and Livelihood Cluster’s analysis highlights the serious impact conflict has had on the economy with increased level of poverty by actual cost of living in GCA of both Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts.
While the security situation remains volatile with hostilities occurring in variety of forms and scale, the humanitarian situation remains a concern. Supply and access to clean water, gas, and electricity is at risk for millions in eastern Ukraine as public infrastructures continue to be targeted.
According to OSCE, damages to water treatment facilities, chemical plants and agricultural enterprises continuously hit by shelling bear a serious threat to the environment.
As stated in UN OCHA Ukraine Humanitarian Overview Needs and Response Analysis more than 7,000 km² of land close to the ‘contact line’ remains contaminated by mines and explosive remnants of war, putting civilians at risk and preventing access to agricultural land. Disruptions in water supply and unstable irrigation is likely to result in reduced harvest production, increasing risk of food insecurity of the most vulnerable.
The Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs stated that due to the closure of industrial enterprises in NGCA another 300,000 people will temporarily remain without work and this may result in a new wave of IDP's.
Bureaucratic impediments restrict access to pensions and social benefits to elderly, female-headed households, people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups. Over 600,000 IDPs face suspension of social payments and pensions, until they revalidate their IDP certificates.