The focus of this report is the alarming humanitarian situation
in Ukraine, where more than 4 million people are in need of humanitarian
assistance as a result of the war in eastern Ukraine and of the
annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.
It provides an analysis of the implementation of the recommendations
made in three previous reports adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly,
which covered different aspects of the humanitarian situation in
Ukraine, in particular with respect to internally displaced persons
(IDPs) and missing and captured persons.
Recommendations are made to all sides of the war to ensure
the protection of civilians and their full access to essential services;
to release and exchange all prisoners and people captured during
the war; to provide the families of missing persons with the necessary
information and assistance; and to take urgent measures to remove
the explosive remnants of war.
The report pays special attention to the needs of the people
who have been displaced by the war and the annexation of Crimea.
The adoption of a comprehensive strategy for IDPs, ensuring their
political and social rights and their integration, should be one
of the Ukrainian Government’s priorities.