Latest Updates on the Current Situation in Ukraine

 

 

The invasion of Ukraine started in February 2014.

More than 2 and a half years on

According to the European Commission on Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection & the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (source) millions of people in Ukraine are in need of humanitarian aid due to the combined impact of conflict, displacement and extreme poverty.

Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) face shortages in food, health services, basic household items and shelter and suffer from psychological distress after more than two years of conflict. Medicines are in alarmingly low supply.

Estimated number of people in need of humanitarian aid is 3.1 mln which is equal to the population of Berlin or 1.5 population of Paris.

580,000 of them are children.

As of 31 August 2016, there have been registered over 1.7 mln IDPs, which is equal to the population of Vienna.

228,049 of IDPs are children.

9,553 people have been killed.

22,137 people have been injured.

298 people from 10 countries have been killed in the Malaysian Airlines Boeing incident.

480 kilometres is the length of the demarcation line in the East of Ukraine, which is equal to the length of 3 Berlin Walls.

44,000 square kilometres is the size of the territory beyond control of Ukrainian government, which is equal to the territory of the Netherlands or Switzerland.

Source: UNHCR, WHO, OHCHR, OCHA, Think Tank Fund, International Renaissance Foundation