Facts & Figures
Estimated number of people in need of humanitarian aid*: 3,8 million
Casualties*: 23.000 injured 9,800 killed*
EU emergency and early recovery assistance: € 399 million
European Commission’s own humanitarian aid: € 88.1 million
EU Member States humanitarian aid: €133.9 million
Projects implemented in 2016 from Commission's own funding have directly helped half million Ukrainians.
*OCHA February 2017
** OHCHR February 2017
There has been a dramatic increase in cease-fire violations along the front-line since late January 2017, most notably in the town of Avdiivka in the Donetsk region.
EU humanitarian partners are providing drinking water, food, blankets and other basic items to over 16.000 people directly affected by the renewed fighting. Local workers of the electricity and water companies are also restoring heating and electricity where people are surviving sub-zero temperatures.
Conflict affected resident population and internally displaced persons (IDPs) face difficult access to health care and other essential services, socio-economic exclusion, loss of income and livelihood and suffer from psychological distress after three years of conflict.
The European Union and its Member States have jointly contributed over € 399 million in humanitarian and early recovery aid to the most vulnerable since the beginning of the conflict. This includes the European Commission’s humanitarian aid of €88.1 million provided to all affected populations, including refugees in Russia and Belarus, and delivered according to humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence. Material assistance has also been mobilised through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, in cooperation with Member States.
Humanitarian access is needed to ensure that aid delivery is not hampered and reaches all the people in need. All parties to the conflict should respect International Humanitarian Law and humanitarian principles.