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Ongoing since April 2014, instability and conflict in Ukraine meant that areas primarily in the eastern part of the country experienced a deteriorating humanitarian situation. Heavy shelling and armed conflict led to the significant displacement of people, and as of December 2014 OCHA had reported that 5 million people were in need of humanitarian assistance.
The Ukraine conflict has led to a sharp deterioration in Russia's relations with the West since 2014. In response to the conflict, the US and the EU have imposed sanctions on Russian officials, as well as on the Russian financial, energy and defence sectors; firms in these sectors cannot raise debt on US or EU financial markets. Russia has responded with a ban on almost all Western food imports (which has helped Russia to develop its food industry). New US sanctions were announced in March and April 2018.
HIGHLIGHTS (MARKET STRESS)
Real GDP growth reached 3.1% in the first quarter of 2018. In the absence of increases in energy tariffs, fast -rising wages and slowing inflation will continue to support household spending. In the external sector, growing private demand will boost imports, whereas steel prices will grow only modestly, undercutting export revenue.
HIGHLIGHTS (MARKET STRESS)
From January to December 2017 the Logistics Cluster has supported 512 organisations, including national and international NGOs, UN agencies, foundations, civil society organisations and government agencies across 13 operations.
• WFP successfully reached 233,000 beneficiaries in Ukraine over 2017-18 with In-kind, Cash-Based Transfers (CBT) and food for asset/training (FFA/FFT) assistance.
• Even though WFP faced many challenges in 2017 such as severe funding shortfalls, access restrictions in NGCA and delays in the implementation of FFA/FFT activities, overall outcome findings show when assistance was provided it had a positive effect among beneficiary populations, with food consumption and dietary diversity improving from baseline after receiving assistance.
• WFP has finalised its operations in Ukraine by the end of February. WFP will keep a limited presence in Ukraine over the coming months, monitoring the food security situation there.
• Since January 2017, WFP and its cooperating partners assisted total 232,750 people through inkind and cash-based transfer food assistance entitlements.
• WFP prioritised available resources to support severely food insecure conflict-affected people in the east of Ukraine over winter months with multiple rounds of food assistance.
The IMF reports Ukraine per capita income levels to have fallen by 14%, below the proposed threshold level for Low-Income Developing Countries (LIDC). The income decline reflects exceptional circumstances and is likely more transitory.
Inflation in Ukraine in 2017 rose by 13.7 percent, which is much higher when compared to 2016 level of 12.4 percent, however lower when compared to the first years of crises 2014-2015.
Estimaciones globales sobre la inseguridad alimentaria aguda en 2017
• Alrededor de 124 millones de personas en 51 países se enfrentan a una situación de Crisis de inseguridad alimentaria o peor (equivalente o superior a la fase 3 del IPC/CH) y requieren una acción humanitaria urgente para salvar vidas, proteger los medios de vida y reducir los niveles de hambre y desnutrición aguda.
Estimations mondiales de l’insécurité alimentaire aiguë en 2017
• Environ 124 millions de personnes vivant dans 51 pays sont en situation d’insécurité alimentaire de Crise ou pire (Phase 3 ou pire de l’IPC ou du CH ou équivalent) et requièrent une action humanitaire urgente afin de sauver des vies, protéger les moyens d’existence et réduire les déficits de consommation alimentaire et la malnutrition aiguë.
Acute food insecurity global estimates in 2017
• Around 124 million people in 51 countries face Crisis food insecurity or worse (equivalent of IPC/CH Phase 3 or above). They require urgent humanitarian action to save lives, protect livelihoods, and reduce hunger and malnutrition.
• WFP has extended its one-year PRRO to additionally cover two winter months in 2018, delivering critical assistance to the most vulnerable in eastern Ukraine. WFP is planning to provide assistance to at least 13,000 people of the most vulnerable in eastern Ukraine, through cash and vouchers to purchase food till end of February 2018.
Correction: An earlier version of this news release published on 29 January 2018 reported that 26 percent of the population in Ukraine currently faces acute hunger. The correct information is that 2.6 percent (rpt: 2.6 percent) of the total population in Ukraine is in need of food assistance. The error was due to a typographic error in the report, which has now been corrected.
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 (SOFI) has revealed that global hunger is on the rise again after declining for more than two decades. Global hunger rose from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million people in 2016.