Protection Considerations for People living Along the Contact Line


The area along the contact line separating government-controlled areas (GCA) and nongovernment-controlled areas (NGCA) of eastern Ukraine remains a priority for humanitarian organisations. The civilian population faces constant threat of death or injury from shelling, sniper fire, mines and explosive remnants of war (ERWs), with over 2,000 civilians killed or injured since the beginning of the conflict.

Many people have had their homes damaged or destroyed, with access to utilities and public services, including health care and education limited or not available. Damaged roads and lack of public transport means many residents are isolated, and employment and livelihood opportunities are few, further marginalising people living in this area.