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The United Nations, together with the European Union and World Bank Group, initiated a joint assessment of recovery and peacebuilding needs in eastern Ukraine in November 2014. This assessment targeted areas under the Ukrainian Government’s control in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts (i.e., Donbas region), as well three neighbouring regions: Zaporizhia, Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv. The “Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment (RPA)” report was endorsed by the Cabinet of Ministers on 5 August 2015. The RPA’s recommendations provide an initial framework for prioritizing the restoration of basic infrastructure and social services, supporting livelihoods and economic recovery, and improving community security and social cohesion amongst vulnerable groups and communities affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The UN has been collaborating with a joint inter-Ministerial working group chaired by the Ministry of Regional Development to help deliver on the key priorities identified in the RPA. In parallel, the UN has launched several projects that provide social assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs), and help them and their host communities with job and small business development opportunities. Some of these projects also provide technical assistance to local government authorities in improving the delivery of social services and rehabilitating key infrastructure including schools, hospitals and public administration buildings.

The UN has made significant gains in supporting the recovery of vulnerable populations. Key achievements in this regard so far include the restoration of 32 social facilities in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. A joint UN - Kyiv Institute of Sociology study, recently completed, provides information on the employment needs and employability of IDPs. IDPs needs for shelter and protection are met and are supported through livelihood and community stabilization activities. Over 1,000 vulnerable households are provided with agricultural assistance. All these have further contributed to building peace, reconciliation and social cohesion with the communities that host them. Accordingly, the UN is committed to assisting the government and people of Ukraine to recover sustainably from the impact of the ongoing conflict and building a lasting peace.

Related Documents:

Ukraine: Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment (RPA) Volume 1

Ukraine: Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment (RPA) Volume 2

Contacts:

United Nations in Ukraine
1 Klovsky Uzviz,
Kyiv 01021, Ukraine
Tel.: + 380 44 253 9363
Fax: + 380 44 253 2607
E-mail.: registry@un.org.ua

RPA Volume 1

RPA Volume 2