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2023-06 Factsheet - Ukraine

< Dec 2022
June 2023


North Hub:

  1. The North region covers 3 oblasts. As Chernihivska and Sumska oblasts are close to the border with Russian Federation, the key activities there are divided between ESKs for 3 hromadas in Chernihivska and 15 hromadas on Sumska oblast; Light and Medium repairs for all oblasts and NFI support.
  2. Since January the coordination of Light and Medium repairs, SIDAR platform has been developed and piloted in close coordination with local authorities. Today the SIDAR database is regularly updated with information on new addresses and types of assistance.
  3. The Cluster continues to organize regular Hub and Regional meetings online and offline inviting the representatives of Regional Administrations and local authorities to participate and highlight key priorities.

Center Hub:

  1. Central region covering 7 oblasts, becomes more and more affected by shelling. Drone and missile attacks intensified in 2023 targeting critical infrastructure and civilian objects.  Increased presence of the military warehouses and divisions in the central region along with presence of functioning military airports makes central region one that suffers from air attacks. While state response was centered primarily around repairs of energy facilities, they depleted both -- budgets and emergency stock of materials leaving needs in repairs of civilian houses uncovered.
  2. The cluster continues to advocate for resources – stock of emergency shelter items to be placed in the central region (Khmelnytskyi, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, and Cherkasy). The provision of emergency shelter response becomes even more life-saving activity in 2023 than it was a year ago.
  3. The cluster continues to capitalize and build upon excellent relationships with oblast authorities. They play an active role in the coordination actively sharing the information and by co-chairing the meetings in Vinnytsia and Cherkasy oblasts.
  4. Local NGOs become more and more involved in the SNFI cluster coordination in the central region. We conducted a few sessions with local NGOs to capacitate them by provision of training sessions on the SNFI humanitarian coordination structure. As a result, a few of them became UHF partners and implement SNFI activities in the region with the given funds from the recent UHF allocations.

East Hub:

  1. East hub covered 8 oblasts: 2 of them (Kirovogradska and Poltavska) are mostly oriented on humanitarian assistance to IDPs including distribution of NFI kits, rental support, refurbishment of the CCs; the majority of area of 2 oblasts (Dnipropetrovska, Kharkivska) are accessible for humanitarian Partners; 3 oblasts (Zaporizka, Khersonska and Donetska) are partially occupied and have suffered from constant hostilities – the main priorities here are ESKs, NFI kits, winterization activities; Luhansk oblast is inaccessible for majority of shelter-related activities.
  2. Since January the Cluster stress attention on coordination of Light and Medium repairs. Since SIDAR platform has been launched 6 Partners in 2 oblasts (Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv) started to pilot the platform; the preparational work concerning piloting the Platform is continue in Kherson and Dnipro oblasts.
  3. Within the half-year about 15 Partners established their presence or expanded it in Eastern area, inter alia the main raising of activities noticed in Kharkiv oblast. At the same time the Cluster encourages for coordination local organizations and volunteers’ initiatives; the cooperation with Common Pipeline programme is strengthening, the most actively in Kherson oblast.


West Hub:

  1. West hub covers 6 oblasts. While a significant amount of attention and financing is redirected to other parts of the country which are closer to the frontline, partners who continue working in the west emphasize that this region is often the place where the most vulnerable choose to stay.
  2. Western regions are chosen by many partners as the area to pilot projects on social housing, which is not only highly appreciated by the local authorities, but also gains experience and generates best practices for future development interventions.
  3. Luckily, attacks and the damage caused by them are rare in the region. Dealing with damages is not a typical activity for the Hub. Nevertheless, partners do respond in a timely and efficient manner should the relevant needs present themselves.