Humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine

Humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine

Date: January 5, 2018

Author(s):  Vareikis Egidijus

Language: English

Work type: Report

Publisher/institution: Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)

Abstract:

The focus of this report is the alarming humanitarian situation in Ukraine, where more than 4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of the war in eastern Ukraine and of the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.

It provides an analysis of the implementation of the recommendations made in three previous reports adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly, which covered different aspects of the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, in particular with respect to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and missing and captured persons.

Recommendations are made to all sides of the war to ensure the protection of civilians and their full access to essential services; to release and exchange all prisoners and people captured during the war; to provide the families of missing persons with the necessary information and assistance; and to take urgent measures to remove the explosive remnants of war.
The report pays special attention to the needs of the people who have been displaced by the war and the annexation of Crimea. The adoption of a comprehensive strategy for IDPs, ensuring their political and social rights and their integration, should be one of the Ukrainian Government’s priorities.