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Natural Disasters

, Conflicts and Migration

Natural Disasters

Type

Occurs

Comments / Details

Drought

Yes

 n/a

Earthquakes

Yes

Earthquaketrack WebsiteThe European Commission has estimated that at least 11 % of Europe's population and 17 % of its territory have been affected by water scarcity to date and put the cost of droughts in Europe over the past thirty years at EUR 100 billion (1).The drought of 2003 caused a total economic cost of over €13 billion in around twenty European countries (2,7). http://www.climatechangepost.com/ukraine/droughts/

Earthquakes

Yes

The largest earthquake in Ukraine:

http://earthquaketrack.com/p/ukraine/recent

Epidemics

Yes

Diphtheria, 1991-1997.  By 1995, a mass immunization strategy was adopted by the Government of Ukraine.Epidemic Diphtheria in Ukraine - 1991–1997

Extreme Temperatures

Yes

Cold winters with reoccurring temperatures of -20°C

Meteorologyclimate Website

Can reach – 35C in the winter months.

Flooding

Yes

Highest risks of flooding is found in the southern and western regions of the country. Map of Ukraine Flood Hazard Areas

Insect Infestation

Yes

Sugar beet pests – mainly beetles and flies living in the surface of soil used for cultivation.

Institute of Plant Protection UAASInformation on a broad range of insects effecting Ukraine, including import issues. http://www.progress.plantprotection.pl/download.php?ma_id=1185

Mudslides

No

 n/a 

Volcanic Eruptions

No

  n/a

High Waves / Surges

No

  n/a

Wildfires

Yes

During dry spells and high summer temperatures wild fires have been recorded in the Chernobyl area, releasing radioactive agentsNewscientist Information on Chernobyl Radiation

https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2017/agricultural-fires-mostly-in-ukraine-and-russia

http://www.fire.uni-freiburg.de/GFMCnew/2016/07/20163007_ua-chernobyl.htm

High Winds

Yes

High winds have caused black outs and increase the spread of wild fires.

Newstalk Information on Chernobyl Radiation Spreading Forest Fires

Other Comments

n/a

Man-Made Issues

 

Civil Strife

Yes

The origins of the current armed conflict were anti-government protests in 2013, which led to a change of government.

Following the Russian annexation of Crimea in April 2014, tensions erupted between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian groups.

Violent unrest Civil unrest in 2013/4 has impacted the Donetsk and Luhansk regions for over a year, resulting in a drawn out armed conflict. In areas that are no longer subject to violence, the remnants of war - such as land mines and other unexploded devices - continue to put the lives of civilians at risk.WFP Information on Ukraine. Violent crimes throughout the country have gradually increased.

International Conflict

No

n/a

Yes

The origins of the current armed conflict were anti-government protests in 2013, which led to a change of government. Since then the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk have broken away from Ukraine and formed their own de-facto authorities.

Following the Russian annexation of Crimea in April 2014, tensions erupted between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian groups.

Internally Displaced Persons

Yes

According to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine more than 1,500 of internally displaced people were registered in October 2015Ukraine Ministry of Social Policy (information in Ukrainian only).63 million people remain displaced throughout Ukraine as of February 2017.

Refugees Present

YesUNHCR Information for Ukraine

http://unhcr.org.ua/en/

Landmines / UXO Present

YesLand

mines have been used Landmines and UXOs are prevalent in the eastern part of Ukraine. There have been civilian casualties.

UNICEF Information for Ukrine

Other Comments

n/a

n/aEast of the country https://www.unicef.org/media/media_81398.html

 

For more detailed database on disasters by country, please see: Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters

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Seasonal Affects

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Ukraine has a temperate continental climate with cold winters and warm summers. Heavy snow falls in winter may affect transport/movement. 

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on Logistics Capacities

Yes – limitations No

Seasonal Effects on Transport

Transport Type

Time Frame

Comments

From (month) to (month)

/ Details

Primary Road Transport

From November

 to February

Limitations are to be expected due to freezing/low temperatures during winter months

November to February

Secondary Road Transport

Yes - limitations From November

 to February

Limitations are to be expected due to freezing/low temperatures during winter months

Rail Transport

From November to

 to February

Rail Transport

Yes - limitations Limitations are to be expected due to freezing/low temperatures during winter months

November to February

Air Transport

No

  

Occasional closure due to fog and snow.

Waterway Transport

 

Limitations are to be expected due to freezing/low temperatures during winter months

 

Ukraine has a temperate continental climate with cold winters and warm summers. Heavy snow falls and freezing in winter may affect transport/movement.

 

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Seasonal Affects Effects on Storage and Handling (economic, social, climate…)

Activity Type

Time Frame

Comments / Details

Storage

From

November

to

February

Storage

Yes -  Potential freezing Freezing of goods

November to February

Handling

No

  n/a

Other

 n/a  n/a

Ukraine’s temperate continental climate during spring summer and autumn may not affect storage and handling of goods. In winter months, liquids may need to be protected against freezing if this affects the quality of the stored goods. Heated warehouse are recommended in winter to avoid freezing of goods. Heavy snow and freezing can affect all aspects of warehouse operations.

Capacity and Contacts for In-Country Emergency Response

Government

4.2.1 Ukraine Government Contact List

The The   State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SESU) is  is the central executive body responsible for the implementation of state policy in the area of civil protection, protection of population and territories from emergencies, prevention of emergencies, elimination of emergencies, rescue, firefighting, fire and labour safety, rescue and emergency service management, and hydro meteorological activity.
The SESU operates in the Government controlled area and is mainly focused assisting during natural disasters.

4.1 Ukraine Government Contact List

Humanitarian Community

A Humanitarian Response Plan for Ukraine has been was launched , and the Cluster System activated in December 2014 the Cluster System was activated.As of November 2015, eight . This link is to the 2017 response plan. https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/system/files/documents/files/humanitarian_response_plan_2017_eng.pdf

As of April 2017, seven clusters are present in the country: Education; Emergency Shelter & NFIs; Food Security and Livelihoods; Health & Nutrition; Livelihoods / Early Recovery, Logistics; Protection and WASH.

Various humanitarian actors are operating in the field, including UN agencies, national and international NGOs, & international organizations.

As of 15 September 2015 there were 147 humanitarian actors are April 2017 there are 91 humanitarian partners present in Ukraine with on-going projects:

  • 8 9 UN agencies (UNHCR, IOM, UNICEF, UNDP, WFP, WHO, FAO, OCHA, OHCHR) are active in the field
  • There are 103 48 national and 24 27 international NGOs
  • 6 International organizations, 3 Government and other organizations
  • Three organizations 5 Ukraine Government departments, 3 defacto Authority departments.
  • Organizations with highest volume of relief items delivery to the NGCAs are ICRC, Rinat Akhmetov Foundation The Russian Federation, ICRC and UN/partners.

On-going programs:

Humanitarian organizations present in Ukraine run their programmes focused to:

  • Respond to the protection needs of displaced and other conflict-affected people, with due regard to international humanitarian norms and standards.
  • Provide life-saving assistance and ensure non-discriminatory access to essential services for displaced and other conflict-affected people, with emphasis on the most vulnerable.

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Humanitarian access to the non-government controlled region remains severely constrained. Since the beginning of the crisis, government-imposed bureaucratic restrictions have slowed operations considerably and despite constructive dialogue, heavy requirements are still in place for humanitarian actors delivering aid close to the 'contact line', including in both government and non-government controlled areas.

A major breakdown of humanitarian aid delivery occurred in July 2015, when the de facto authorities of Donetsk and Luhansk imposed equally daunting restrictions and eventually stopped operations until humanitarian organizations obtain de-facto authority ‘registration’. While some progress has been observed, and a handful of organisations resumed operation, this is insufficient to cater for existing needs.

Activities indicated in non-government controlled areas (NGCAs) are largely suspended since mid-July 2015. The resumption of activities and humanitarian assistance is pending on the outcome of the ‘registration’ by the de-facto authories.