Source: OCHA as of 26 October 2022

  • 17.7 Million people in needs of humanitarian assistance.
  • 6.24 Million internally displaced people
  • 7.68 Million refugees in European countries

Civilian casualties: Civilians have continued to pay a high price from fighting, airstrikes and shelling.  Since the full-scale war began in February and as of 23 October, verified civilian casualties in Ukraine have reached at least 16,150, according to the Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU). Over 6,370 civilians were killed and nearly 9,780 injured in the past eight months. Some 61 per cent of all civilian casualties have occurred in Donetska and Luhanska oblasts – where 3,788 people have been killed and 5,111 injured. HRMMU stresses that it believes the actual figures are much higher.

Humanitarian response: The humanitarian community continues to scale up their response to meet the growing humanitarian needs of nearly 18 million people across Ukraine.

  • Since 24 February, 13.47 million people have received humanitarian assistance and protection services.
  • As of 20 October, 1 million displaced Ukrainians are currently staying in over 5,600 collective centre across the country – centres that requires support to be prepared for the winter months.
  • 9.3 million people require food and livelihood assistance.

Health: Some 14.5 million people in Ukraine are estimated to need health assistance. According to the WHO Health Needs Assessment, almost one in five people (22 per cent) in Ukraine have been unable to obtain the medicine they needed; while in active conflict areas and areas beyond the control of the Government of Ukraine, this increases to one in three people. Internally displaced people face similar challenges.

Child Protection: Some 2.8 million Ukrainian children need child-protection interventions.

Shelter and Non-food Items (NFI): The war in Ukraine caused massive destruction in urban centres, damaging or destroying thousands of homes across the country and leaving over 11.2 million people in need of emergency shelter or vital household items.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH): Up to 16 million people in Ukraine need water, sanitation and hygiene assistance. These include communities living in areas where water and waste-water infrastructure has been damaged; energy supply disrupted; as well as internally displaced people in collective centres and host communities. As a consequence of the impact on services, there is an elevated risk of WASH-related diseases in affected areas.

Multipurpose cash (MPC): Humanitarian partners are targeting 6.3 million people out of 17.7 million in need to receive assistance through multipurpose cash worth $1.72 billion between March and December 2022.

Funding as of 26 October

As of 26 October, humanitarian organizations in Ukraine received  $2.92 billion, which is 68 per cent of the $4.29 billion requested in the 10-month Humanitarian Flash Appeal. Some 42 per cent of the funding received has come from the United States ($1.23 billion). Other significant contributors include the European Commission ($293.8 million), Germany ($197.6 million), the UK Disasters Emergency Committee ($133.8 million), Japan ($108.8 million) and Canada ($91 million). In addition, 482 private sector donors' business contributions to Ukraine's humanitarian response have reached over $1.6 billion.

The Ukraine Humanitarian Fund (UHF) has been an essential source of funding for relief operations in the country. Since 24 February, the UHF has allocated $187 million through the standard and reserve allocations. Of this funding, $117 million has already been disbursed to 67 projects implemented by 40 partners nationwide, cumulatively targeting 5 million people. Some 19 per cent of the funds have been allocated directly to 11 national organizations, which are implementing 21 projects close to the front lines, supporting some of the most critically vulnerable people. The remaining 43 per cent of funding was allocated to 21 international NGOs and 37 per cent to 8 UN agencies.

Since the beginning of the year, 29 donors and partners have contributed $228 million to the UHF, including $226.6 in paid and $1.41 in pledged contributions. The biggest donors to the UHF in 2022 so far have been the United Kingdom ($42 million), Canada ($31 million), Germany ($28 million), the Netherlands ($22 million) and the United States ($20 million).

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