WFP provided food and cash to more than 2.7 million displaced and conflict-affected people across Ukraine.
WFP transferred US$9.1 million to nearly 144,000 internally displaced people, mainly in western Ukraine.
WFP’s emergency response in Ukraine is currently 46 percent funded. Timely funding is urgently needed to avoid immediate pipeline ruptures.
Conflicts and insecurity continue to aggravate food insecurity and malnutrition across the country, destroying the livelihoods and well-being of vulnerable people. The revised UN Flash Appeal (March-August) estimates that around 10.2 million people across Ukraine are in need of food and livelihood assistance, showing an increase of more than 350% against the initial UN Flash Appeal estimate of 2.25 million people.
These results match the latest WFP food security survey, which concluded that one in three households in Ukraine is now food insecure. In the eastern and southern regions of the country, which saw the most intense impacts of the fighting, more than 50 percent of the population of Luhanksa (56 percent) and Kharkivska (50 percent) suffered from severe to moderate food insecurity. Other Oblasts like Khersonska, Donetska,
Chernihivska also has about 45 percent of its population facing high food insecurity.
The displacement has also weighed heavily on the food security of vulnerable populations, hampering access to nutritious food. About 54 percent of internally displaced persons (IDPs) are food insecure, compared to 23 percent of the resident populations who are still at home. Displaced people in the east and south of the country are the most food insecure — 62 percent in the east and 59 percent in the south are severely to moderately food insecure.
About 35% of the population employs coping strategies such as reducing the number of meals eaten per day, meal portion sizes, restricting adult consumption to feed children, borrowing food or consumption of less preferred foods.
More than 50% of the population of Luhanska,
Khersonska and Chernihiviska use such coping strategies. Separated families have higher levels of food insecurity. On average, 48% of separated families are in a situation of food insecurity compared to 29% of non-separated families.
Amid these growing needs, humanitarian access remains hampered by ongoing fighting, hampering the delivery of much-needed assistance to vulnerable people in hard-to-reach areas.