More than four years since the start of the Donbas War in Ukraine, conflict along the 467 kilometre Line of contact continues. Regular ceasefire violations in densely populated urban areas affect an estimated 600,000 civilians and more than one million people have been forced to leave their homes.
Before the war, Donbas was a densely populated and integrated region. Today, the region is divided into two and service and market networks have been disrupted by the conflict. This division is greatly impacting access to food, healthcare and markets and has largely affected employment opportunities and general development.
Since 2015, REACH has been based in eastern Ukraine and continues to provide assessment and information management support for aid actors in Ukraine.