Ukraine + 2 more

WFP Ukraine Country Brief, January 2017

Source
Posted
Originally published

Attachments

Highlights

  • WFP launched a request for proposals inviting NGOs to submit project proposals for the implementation of activities in the framework of PRRO in 2017.

  • The Humanitarian Community is gravely concerned by the drastic deterioration of the security situation in eastern Ukraine in January 2017.

  • On 11 January 2017, the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministry approved an Action Plan for the reintegration of non-government controlled territories in eastern Ukraine.

  • WFP is concerned about the funding constraints for 2017. As of 31 January, the PRRO requires USD 30 million to cover operational needs in Ukraine in 2017.

Operational Updates

  • On 04 January 2017, WFP Ukraine launched the request for proposals inviting NGOs to submit project proposals for the implementation of activities in the framework of the PRRO.

  • Under the WFP-UNHCR Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a joint project for the reconstruction of destroyed houses, UNHCR continues to distribute 13,000 WFP food parcels in Luhansk NGCA. The MoU is extended until the end of February 2017.

  • On 11 January 2017, the Cabinet of Ministry of Ukraine approved the Action Plan of internal policy on separate areas of Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts where public authorities temporarily do not exercise their power. The decree determines the order of actions aimed to the reintegration of the Non-Government Controlled Areas (NGCAs) of Donetsk and Luhansk oblast into Ukraine. The Plan starts with addressing procedures for the crossing of the contact line. It also includes provision of various administrative services at centres near the contact line and a number of measures to improve social protection and access to social services and free legal aid in areas close to the line of contact.

  • The Food Security and Livelihoods Cluster has finished the food security and vulnerability analysis based on the REACH Government-Controlled Areas (GCA)/NGCA surveys data. The results will be presented on the next cluster meeting in early February 2017.
    Challenges

  • Humanitarian access to NGCA still remains very restricted while the population there is assessed as the most vulnerable in an insecure and volatile environment. WFP’s Cooperating Partner Donbass Development Centre (DDC) remains operational in NGCA Donetsk and distribution of remaining 4,566 food parcels from the EMOP is ongoing as planned.

  • The Humanitarian Community and the Humanitarian Coordinator are gravely concerned by the drastic deterioration of the security situation in eastern Ukraine and its humanitarian consequences in late January 2017. The power supply of Avdiivka was cut on 29 January, affecting the supply of water from the backup reservoir, without which the city’s heating system cannot operate.
    On 30 January, the fourth power line to the Avdiivka coke plant was damaged by shelling, leaving it without power, and further impacting on the supply of hot water. Urgent repairs are needed to restart the heating system.

Resourcing

  • Under the PRRO, WFP’s total required resources to assist 220,000 people in 2017 are USD 35.7 million.

  • WFP is facing a serious resourcing constraints, as of 31 January, the PRRO requires USD 30 million to cover operational needs in Ukraine in 2017. WFP Ukraine can cover PRRO project needs only until end of March 2017.