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Ukraine in brief

Capital: Kiev
Area: 603 700 km2
Population: 44,854,065

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The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, which began in May 2014, has dramatically worsened living conditions for millions of local residents. Thousands of people lost their homes, or are surviving in buildings ruined by shelling. There is no running water or electricity in many places. In war stricken areas, most people have lost their jobs, and are, as a result, dependent on outside help. The quality of healthcare and education has also decreased significantly. One million people have fled the area controlled by government troops where there is still fighting going on and are now looking for a new place in society.

People in Need has been helping in eastern Ukraine since August 2014 and currently has a coordinating office in Kiev and two field offices in Sloviansk and Stakhanov. We provide immediate humanitarian aid such as food, shelter and water to those who are most in need. We help renovate ruined homes, provide materials and equipment for the winter. Since early November 2014 till 25th of November 2016, People in Need has also been working systematically in Donetsk and regions which are not under government control.

Our work currently focuses on distributing basic humanitarian aid in regions affected by the conflict and helping maintain sources of livelihood in the places where the fighting has stopped. These are the main areas:

Food distribution – We distribute food packages in areas around the front line, where no shops are operating. In places where shops are open, we distribute grocery certificates for those with limited resources. We also provide food for the local soup kitchens that help the poorest locals and social institutions.

Securing accommodation – We try to secure at least one warm room in the house. We fix up moderately damaged houses by fixing the roofing and replacing broken windows. We provide financial grants to help pay rent, or repair homes and distribute materials necessary for the winter – wood, coal, stoves, electrical convertors etc.

Provision of water and toiletries – A number of cities and towns have been cut off from water distribution. Having started with distributing water directly to people we are now beginning to construct piping and secure access to water for the most seriously damaged towns near the front line. We also distribute toiletry packages.

Renewing sources of livelihood – Through small financial grants we help internally displaced people to renew their trade or other sources of income in places where they relocated, so they do not have to be dependent on humanitarian aid.

In the future, we will continue to provide humanitarian aid to those most in need and help internally displaced people secure a respectable source of income.

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AID IN NUMBERS

Aid provided by PIN in 2015 in numbers:

Food security

107 634 food packages distributed

100 823 food stamps distributed

44 232 loaves of bread distributed

Accommodation and equipment for the winter

3 687 houses reconstructed

37 483 individuals received equipment for their homes for the winter and materials for home reconstruction

25 626 people were supported through grants for home reconstruction

Water and sanitation

736 851 people provided access to drinking water

21 123 personal toiletry packages distributed

Protecting at-risk adults and children

30 776 people included in projects protecting at-risk adults and children

Renewing sources of income

116 individuals received grants to help them renew their previous source of income

Our main donors are the European Commission's Humanitarian aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), World Food Programme (WFP), Department for International Development (DFID), UNHCR and UNICEF. Our work is also supported by the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Czech Republic.

People in Need has organised the SOS Ukraine fundraising campaign, which has collected 12.6 million CZK (466,000 EUR) from the public. It has also allocated another 1.5 million CZK (55,000 EUR) from the humanitarian fund of the People in Need Club of Friends.


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