• The total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Crimea and Eastern Ukraine is 1,488,051 as of 4 December 2017, according to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.
• IOM assisted nearly 200,000 vulnerable IDPs and conflict-affected people in 24 regions of Ukraine.
• Some 3.4 million men, women, and children are locked in a dire humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine. Over 30% of those affected are elderly and 60% are women and children. More than 400,000 people need food assistance, according to UN OCHA.
• The humanitarian organizations are appealing for USD 187 million through the Ukraine 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan to help some 2.3 million persons most in need.
IOM SURVEY REVEALS GROWING HUMANITARIAN NEEDS IN UKRAINE’S EASTERN CONFLICT AREA
The increasingly high needs of conflictaffected individuals and returnees to the non-government controlled area (NGCA) is evident from the many communities that remain cut off from markets, social services, as well as housing and employment opportunities. According to the latest round of the survey on the situation of internally displaced persons in Ukraine, the National Monitoring System (NMS), conducted by IOM with funding from the European Union, there has been an increase in the flow of returning internally displaced persons (IDPs) to the NGCA*.
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