This Operations Update n° 7 gives an account of the humanitarian situation and the response carried out by Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) during the period between 1 March 2016 and 31 December 2016, with the support of its partners to meet the needs of internally displaced persons and returnees affected by the armed conflict in Ukraine.
The Emergency Appeal is implemented by the Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and provides complex assistance measures for the most vulnerable Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). This includes the provision of emergency relief response through cash or in-kind to meet their immediate needs of food, non-food, and medicines as well as essential health and psychosocial support. Provision of support to cover the food, non-food and pharmaceutical needs is mainly done through vouchers.
The Emergency Appeal also anticipates to equip and operationalize the medical rooms and centres of the URCS to support the most vulnerable population through home visiting nurses programme. The capacity building in Disaster Management (DM), First Aid (FA), Cash Transfer Programming (CTP), Logistics, Financial Management and Communications is also one of the key areas of the Emergency Appeal.