This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 13.27 million Swiss francs (reduced from 20 million Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) in delivering assistance and support to 195,529 people (increased from 137,179 people). This includes an additional target of 58,350 people with an extended timeframe until November 2017 (increased by six months). The Revised Emergency Appeal has been adjusted to reflect more focused activities based on the findings and recommendations of the needs assessment conducted in September 2016 with a focus on health; livelihoods including food security; shelter including non-food items and National Society capacity building. The revision reflects the current situation of humanitarian needs caused by the armed conflict in the eastern part of Ukraine.
The disaster and Red Cross Red Crescent response to date
November 2013: Protests start in Kyiv due to changes in the social order in the country.
December 2013: IFRC approves 317,790 Swiss francs from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support URCS in meeting the immediate needs of 5,000 people.
May 2014: IFRC launches an Emergency Appeal for 1.38 million Swiss francs to support the population affected by the continued civil unrest and to allow preparations for the potential escalation of violence.
September 2014: IFRC issues a Revised Emergency Appeal n° 1 for 2.29 million Swiss francs.
May 2015: IFRC issues Revised Emergency Appeal n° 2 for 19.99 million Swiss francs to assist 107,750 affected people including displaced persons.
May 2016: IFRC extends the Revised Emergency Appeal until May 2017.
September 2016: IFRC conducts a Needs Assessment Mission to identify the current humanitarian needs linked to the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine
23 December 2016: IFRC issues revised Emergency Appeal n° 3 with a revised appeal budget of 13.27 million Swiss Francs to assist 195,529 people (with an additional 58,350 people included)