Housing, Land and Property (HLP TWG) Strategy for 2018

Publication language
Date published
20 Mar 2018
Plans, policy and strategy
Conflict, violence & peace, Protection, human rights & security, Shelter and housing
Global Protection Cluster, Global Shelter Cluster

Three years of continuous conflict in eastern Ukraine have resulted in over 40,000 homes suffering some form of damage. Also, Approximately 25 per cent of IDPs in the GCA have inadequate shelter, placing them at risk of further involuntary displacement. Damage to houses is reported daily, increasing the need for acute shelter interventions, and adding to the backlog of more durable repairs, mainly light and medium. Since the beginning of military activity in Donbas, the region suffered over $463.6 million losses according to the response to an official inquiry as to the damaged and destroyed objects and overall losses to the militarycivilian administrations of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. In Luhansk region, as of 01 October, 2017, 7,672 objects were damaged. The overall losses amount to $320 million.

Housing in Donetsk region suffered significant damage too. As of 01 December, 2017, 7,402 objects were considered ruined or damaged, and the losses were estimated at $142.6 million. It should be noted, that all the information in this regard is being obtained by inquires with no public outreach on the matter by the Government.