Ukraine Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2019
Shelter agencies covered the most urgent winterization needs and part of the shelter needs. In those cases where partners did not do the repairs themselves, beneficiaries received acute emergency kits to cope with new damages. There is an overachievement of NFI delivery, especially in NGCA, as this activity is cost effective and easy to deliver. In some cases, this activity was preferred over other planned activities.
In 2019, partners aimed to cover approximately 128,000 beneficiaries with a significant focus on winterization assistance. Cluster partner NRC has assessed the residual shelter needs in both conflict-affected oblasts. As a result, 2,852 houses were identified as outstanding humanitarian cases. In addition, Cluster has been tracking the new damages and registered 776 new damages throughout 2019.
While partners provided winterization support to the most vulnerable as per Cluster guidelines, there is still an underachievement in terms of solid fuel distribution. The target for winterization cash grants was also not met, as the winter season is split between two years. For shelter, there are approximately 1,400 outstanding houses in need of repairs in GCA. This figure excludes unaddressed needs in 'red zone' settlements and multi-apartment buildings, which could double the humanitarian target.