Despite a number of ceasefires announced since September 2014 the conflict continues in Eastern Ukraine, to date driving hundreds of thousands of people out of the eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk (known as the Donbas). By mid-December over 610,000 internally displaced persons had been registered from the Eastern regions alone (UN Sitrep n°22, December 26, 2014), to which must be added an unknown number of unregistered IDPs.
Donetsk (11 December 2014) - People in Need began systematically assisting in Donetsk and the surrounding area. We opened our office there previously in early November and since then we have provided food, medicine, toiletries and baby diapers to the most vulnerable people. The humanitarian situation with the harsh winter weather has been rapidly deteriorating. "In the neighborhoods near the Donetsk airport people have lived for months in the old Soviet shelters.
Svyatogorsk (Eastern Ukraine), 18th of August, 2014 – People in Need (PIN) has distributed baby formula and diapers to 496 children in Svyatogorsk in Eastern Ukraine. The little spa town is flooded by a daily influx of thousands of refugees from the bombarded cities of Gorlovka, Yenakievo, Donetsk and other places in the Luhansk region. They often carry just a few basic belongings and children’s nutrition or diapers are critically needed. Many of the refugees are living in schools, dormitories or former summer camps.
New Report Warns of Worsening Humanitarian Disaster in South Sudan
CARE urges global community to act now to help nearly 7 million at risk
Juba, South Sudan — A new report on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan warns that the safety and food security of nearly 7 million people will deteriorate rapidly without a swift, international response. CARE urges the global community to do more to provide urgently needed food and health aid as well as help stop the violent conflict that has precipitated this humanitarian crisis.
Guiuan, Prague (6th February 2014) - The strongest typhoon to ever hit a mainland devastated vast parts of Philippines three months ago. Even today people still face the aftermath of the tropical cyclone that killed 6200 people and destroyed more than 1.1 million homes. One of the most pressing problems is the loss of livelihood of almost 6 million people. PIN therefore offered the locals an opportunity to earn extra money by helping with debris removal; it also repairs schools and concentrates on rebuilding farms.