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In pictures - Ukraine: Internally displaced people

As the situation in eastern Ukraine has continued to deteriorate, large numbers of people have left the region in order to seek safety. An estimated 2.18 million people have been displaced in total, although this number may be an underestimate. The majority, over 1.3 million people, are internally displaced and living in various parts of Ukraine, however a significant proportion have chosen to take refuge in neighbouring countries, including in Belarus.

 

Luciana left eastern Ukraine while still pregnant, coming to Kyiv together with her husband. At first, life was very hard for them, as she could not access medical services, and her husband could not find work. A local NGO 'East-Kiev-Help' gave them a place to stay, and they received help from other organizations including Ukrainian Red Cross Society. Her baby was born healthy, and today, her husband has a job. Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

Luciana left eastern Ukraine while still pregnant, coming to Kyiv together with her husband. At first, life was very hard for them, as she could not access medical services, and her husband could not find work.

A local NGO 'East-Kiev-Help' gave them a place to stay, and they received help from other organizations including Ukrainian Red Cross Society. Her baby was born healthy, and today, her husband has a job. Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

 

This family live together at a collective centre in Kyiv city. They have received assistance from a variety of organizations, including the Ukrainian Red Cross Society. There are four children in the family. Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

This family live together at a collective centre in Kyiv city. They have received assistance from a variety of organizations, including the Ukrainian Red Cross Society. There are four children in the family. Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

 

A child sits and eats food prepared by his mother using items provided by the Ukrainian Red Cross Society. This family is resident in one of the many collective centres in Kyiv city. Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

A child sits and eats food prepared by his mother using items provided by the Ukrainian Red Cross Society. This family is resident in one of the many collective centres in Kyiv city. Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

 

Relief items, including food and non-food aid for internally displaced people in storage at Kharkiv regional branch office. Relief items are distributed rapidly, based on the needs of each family. Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

Relief items, including food and non-food aid for internally displaced people in storage at Kharkiv regional branch office. Relief items are distributed rapidly, based on the needs of each family. Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

 

Basic food and non-food relief items ready for distribution at the office of the regional Red Cross branch office in Kharkiv. Each day, more people come seeking assistance from the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, to help them meet even the most basic needs. Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

Basic food and non-food relief items ready for distribution at the office of the regional Red Cross branch office in Kharkiv. Each day, more people come seeking assistance from the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, to help them meet even the most basic needs. Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

 

Red Cross volunteers register the details of beneficiaries prior to distributing non-food relief items, including cleaning and hygiene products, clothing and blankets, children's toys, and other items. Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

Red Cross volunteers register the details of beneficiaries prior to distributing non-food relief items, including cleaning and hygiene products, clothing and blankets, children's toys, and other items. Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

 

Displaced people receiving non-food relief items on behalf of their families outside the Kharkiv branch office. Volunteers register their details to ensure that each family receives the appropriate amount. Approximately 100 families receive assistance each and every day in this way. Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

Displaced people receiving non-food relief items on behalf of their families outside the Kharkiv branch office. Volunteers register their details to ensure that each family receives the appropriate amount. Approximately 100 families receive assistance each and every day in this way. Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

 

Volunteers load non-food relief items into a Red Cross vehicle for distribution at a collective centre in Kharkiv region.  Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

Volunteers load non-food relief items into a Red Cross vehicle for distribution at a collective centre in Kharkiv region.  Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

 

Eduard is a displaced person from eastern Ukraine, now living in a collective centre in Kharkiv together with his family. He receives assistance from the Red Cross, among other organizations. Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

Eduard is a displaced person from eastern Ukraine, now living in a collective centre in Kharkiv together with his family. He receives assistance from the Red Cross, among other organizations. Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

 

Children play in the playground at the collective centre where they live with their families. The centre has been build with the support of Germany's GIZ. Over half of the 280 residents of this centre are minors. Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

Children play in the playground at the collective centre where they live with their families. The centre has been build with the support of Germany's GIZ. Over half of the 280 residents of this centre are minors. Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

 

IFRC Emergency Appeal

In 2014, the IFRC launched an emergency appeal to assist the people affected in Ukraine. In response to the continuing challenges and growing need, a revised emergency appeal has been issued on 1 June 2015 for 19.99 million Swiss francs to assist an additional 107,000 people.

In addition, an emergency appeal for Belarus has now been launched to enable Belarus Red Cross to assist the forced migrants from Ukraine within its borders.

         


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