Ukraine Factsheet, October 2015

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 06 Oct 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

52% of Internally Displaced People are in Donetsk and Luhansk regions

59% of Internally Displaced People are pensioners

13% of Internally Displaced People are children

4% of Internally Displaced People are disabled

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

The humanitarian response to the internal displacement situation in Ukraine is a coordinated effort by international organizations, the Government, local and international NGOs. UNHCR works with five implementing partners and other partners providing assistance to Internally Displaced People (IDPs) through protection and legal assistance, policy development and capacity building, the distribution of emergency shelter materials and non-food items (NFIs). UNHCR co-leads the Protection and Shelter and Non Food Item Clusters.

  • The Protection Cluster co-led by UNHCR and OHCHR monitors and reports on the protection situation in both government and non-government controlled areas. The information is used to ensure appropriate advocacy and response to needs prioritizing the most vulnerable and to inform the response of other humanitarian actors.

  • The Shelter and Non Food Item Cluster led by UNHCR monitors and reports on emergency shelter non-food item needs of IDPs in government and non-government controlled areas. Based on this information the Cluster coordinates the delivery of shelter and NFI material assistance to IDPs.