United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in collaboration with humanitarian partners prepared situation report from the conflict zone in Eastern Ukraine for the period from 27 September – 3 October 2014.
Serious ceasefire violations are reported daily and shelling has intensified in parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. As a result, access is impeded, displacement increased, and civilians in need of assistance and support endangered. In addition, in-country humanitarian agencies envisage that this deterioration of the humanitarian situation will be further compounded by the rapidly approaching winter with many IDPs housed in unwinterized shelters. The discontinuation in payment of salaries and social benefits to the affected population in rebel-held areas has resulted in lack of access to food and other commodities due to the absence of resources.
Many humanitarian agencies have plans to start or scale up activities in the five most affected regions (Dnipropretrovsk, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia) in response to the existing humanitarian
As of 3 October, the total amount provided by donors to international aid organizations for relief activities in Ukraine amounts to $20.4 million.
Read the full report on UN OCHATags: Conflict zone OCHA