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A man walks in front of a destroyed building after a Russian missile attack near Kyiv.
A man walks in front of a destroyed building after a Russian missile attack near Kyiv. USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team to coordinate U.S. response efforts following Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
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Key Developments

Government of the Russian Federation missile strikes on population centers across central, eastern, and southern Ukraine generated scores of civilian casualties between June 25 and 29.

Following the withdrawal of Government of Ukraine forces from Severodonetsk, civilians remaining in the city are unable to evacuate to Government of Ukraine-controlled areas.

Nearly 6.3 million people remain displaced by conflict in Ukraine as of June 23, a more than 10 percent decrease from the 7.1 million internally displaced persons (IDP) recorded in the country in late May.

At-risk populations face growing protection threats across Ukraine and neighboring countries.

Background

The Government of the Russian Federation commenced widespread attacks against Ukraine on February 24, 2022, after months of gathering hundreds of thousands of military forces and heavy weaponry near its border with Ukraine.

On February 24, USAID announced the activation of a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to lead the U.S. Government humanitarian response to the crisis in Ukraine, with staff in Rzeszów, Poland; Budapest, Hungary; Chișinău, Moldova; and Bratislava, Slovakia. To support the DART, USAID activated a Response Management Team (RMT) in Washington, D.C.

Since March 2014, the conflict in eastern Ukraine has caused large-scale population displacement and widespread damage to infrastructure. The heaviest fighting has occurred in the easternmost oblasts bordering Russia, particularly Donetsk and Luhansk; however, the large influx of IDPs has also affected neighboring oblasts. The Government of Ukraine estimated that the ongoing conflict had internally displaced approximately 1.4 million people as of October 2020. In addition, the UN estimates that 2.9 million conflict-affected people in eastern Ukraine will require humanitarian assistance in 2022.

 

 

 

 

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Last updated: July 05, 2022

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