Ukraine + 9 more

Humanitarian Bulletin Caucasus, Central Asia and Ukraine, Issue 04 | 1 January – 31 December 2014 [EN/RU]

Situation Report
Originally published



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  • UN concerned about the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and the rights of the displaced living in Azerbaijan.

  • INFORM - the first global, open-source tool for measuring the risk of humanitarian crises and disasters.

2014: a year of conflict

Ukraine: Massive population displacement and rising needs

By the end of 2014, fighting between armed groups and Government forces in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine displaced over one million people: 610,413 were estimated to be internally displaced, while 593,609 sought safety beyond Ukraine.

At the time of issuing this bulletin – April 2015 – at least 1.2 million people in Ukraine registered as internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Despite attempts at regulating the conflict, fighting continued throughout 2014, putting at risk a growing number of people, demolishing infrastructure in the conflict zones, and wearing out social services. With no prior humanitarian experience and no humanitarian laws in place, authorities in Ukraine were struggling to provide comprehensive humanitarian assistance and protection to the people in need.

Humanitarian partners are providing essential humanitarian aid to the affected people and through local volunteer groups and authorities.

Donor funds to the Preliminary Response Plan eased timely aid provision in light of escalating violence and plummeting temperatures.

As the conflict continued into 2015, the humanitarian community in Ukraine pulled together a Humanitarian Response Plan, appealing for $316 million in support of the affected.

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