Snapshot from Donbas, Ukraine: Supporting Aid Delivery

Russia’s continued war in Eastern Ukraine is having a significant impact on the civilians of Donbas. Following on from our last research dispatch from Ukraine, we provide a report focused on the challenges and opportunities for humanitarian aid delivery in the government-controlled areas of the Donbas region. 

Sayara International’s team conducted further fieldwork in Eastern Ukraine between April and June 2022. This fieldwork took place in the cities of Dnipro, Pavlohrad, Pokrovsk, Kramatorsk, Sloviansk, Bakhmut, Lysychansk, and Sieverodonetsk. All Sayara’s work is based on a conflict-sensitive ‘Do No Harm’ approach. 

The goal of this study is to support local actors to improve aid delivery. This self-funded research incorporates data from interviews with civil-military authorities, Ukrainian organizations, volunteer networks, and international non-governmental organizations / international organizations. These interviews were cross-checked with the direct observations of local institutions and solidarity networks. 

Download the report here (published July 5, 2022). With findings from this rapid assessment, the report also features information on local administrations and Ukrainian NGOs operating in the Donbas region. Contact details are available upon request. 

Find our earlier report here, based on fieldwork conducted in Eastern Ukraine during April 2022. Intended for the donor community, it provides actionable findings to inform interventions that aim to (1) strengthen the resilience of the Ukrainian government and civil society organizations and (2) improve emergency response in Eastern Ukraine.  

To get in touch with our team regarding either study or our other work in Ukraine, please contact us here.