Discussions are ongoing with the de-facto authorities in non government-controlled areas (NGCAs) on brokering a pragmatic operational arrangement that will ensure the UN and NGOs are able to conduct their operations.
Prices for medicines and food in NGCAs are between 60-100 per cent higher compared to Governmentcontrolled areas (GCAs), meaning civilians are forced to make long and risky journey across the to buy supplies.
Long queues are reported at the Volnovakha and other checkpoints in Donetska oblast, with civilians waiting for hours with no access to food, water and sanitation or medical services. Some improvements in the electronic pass system reported.
According to UNICEF, up to 1.3 million people in conflictaffected areas in Donetska and Luhanska oblasts are estimated to have difficulties in accessing safe drinking water.
The Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) is still very poorly funded with a shortfall of some US$202 million.
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