Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report #4 - 21 March 2014
The impact of rapid geopolitical changes and military operations in the Crimea have caused displacements of people and increased the risk of further displacements from Crimea.
2,000 IDPs of mainly Tartar ethnicity (80%) from Crimea have arrived and sought refuge mainly in western parts of Ukraine.
UNICEF has ordered first batch of hygiene kits (1,000 sets) in Ukraine while awaiting a review of custom regulations by the Government to facilitate importation of humanitarian supplies.
A UNICEF’s multi-sector rapid assessment confirms psychosocial interventions as a priority for IDPs and resident Crimea children and it is reported that 4345 people with HIV including 192 children in Crimea are under threat of HIV treatment interruption.
A UN Human Rights monitoring team has been deployed to Ukraine to help establish the facts about alleged human rights violations, including those in Crimea.
Russia’s President has signed the law formalising Crimea’s ‘accession’ to Russia and the EU and Ukraine sign association accords.