30 April 2015 - The RPA focuses on the areas under the Ukrainian Government’s control in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, as well as the three adjoining oblasts – Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kharkiv. The RPA covers immediate recovery, rehabilitation and social cohesion needs, and is designed to be flexible so that its scope and recommendations can be updated as circumstances change.

30 April 2015 - The RPA focuses on the areas under the Ukrainian Government’s control in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, as well as the three adjoining oblasts – Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kharkiv. The RPA covers immediate recovery, rehabilitation and social cohesion needs, and is designed to be flexible so that its scope and recommendations can be updated as circumstances change.

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Specifically, the RPA provides recommendations in three areas: restoring critical infrastructures and services; improving access to economic livelihoods; and strengthening social resilience and initiating reconciliation and peacebuilding. The recommendations identify activities that need to begin in 2015-2016.

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The initial work on the RPA was supported by the European Union, United Nations and the World Bank Group between November 2014 and February 2015, under the leadership and with participation of the Government of Ukraine. National and international mission participants visited the five target regions and discussed the situation with a variety of groups affected by, or dealing with, the consequences of the conflict. The RPA builds on the already ongoing humanitarian relief efforts and winterization programmes to prepare more permanent solutions for the recovery of conflict-affected areas.

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The authors of the report held consultations with representatives of the local authorities and governments, municipal service providers and civil society of the regions [oblasts] that have been most affected, directly and indirectly, by the conflict in the east – Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia. Consultations addressed a range of issues, including the crisis’ impact on people and communities, damage to infrastructure, and recovery of critical social services such as housing, healthcare and social assistance. The local and national stakeholders also discussed how to restore community security and rebuild trust between and within communities affected by the conflict.

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The text of the document Volume 1

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The text of the document Volume 2

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For additional information contact:

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Victoria Andrievska, United Nations in Ukraine, tel.: +38 (044) 253-9363, e-mail: andrievska@un.org