Ukraine Crisis Response Plan 2020

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Funding Required $50,655,000

People In Need 3,400,000

Target Beneficiaries 267,240

IOM Vision

Given the protracted nature of the crisis, the need for humanitarian assistance remains high, especially close to the contact line and in non-government controlled areas (NGCA). Internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnee hosting communities, in particular, require assistance and support in the development of long-term sustainable solutions for integration, recovery and peacebuilding. In cooperation with humanitarian actors and other relevant stakeholders, IOM will jointly identify and implement actions in support of durable solutions to end displacement and its consequences. This will contribute toward set objectives in the Humanitarian Response Plan for 2020, as well as national and local strategies.

Context Analysis

The conflict in eastern Ukraine has entered its sixth year and is characterised by frequent military escalations and ceasefire violations, disrupting the lives of millions of civilians exposed to active hostilities along the 427-kilometre ‘contact line’. This has contributed to destabilising the situation in the entire country, causing a negative impact on geopolitical security and the general stability of the region. According to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine (MoSP), approximately 1.4 million persons are registered as internally displaced. In addition, protection partners estimate that 5.2 million people bear the brunt of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, of which 3.5 million require humanitarian assistance and protection.

The conflict has implicated long-term consequences as critical infrastructure (health care facilities, living quarters, schools, roads) is damaged, and essential services are frequently disrupted (water supply interruptions, power outages). The conflict has also prompted new social risks that are likely to have long-term, generational effects. These consequences are especially dire for children living within the conflict zone, survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and victims of human trafficking. The 2017 study 'Hidden Burden of Conflict' reveals the high burden of key mental disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety among IDPs in Ukraine, particularly in women. The elderly population are considered a particularly fragile group in this conflict, as they make up 30 per cent of all people in need, making it the highest proportion in the world.

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