The humanitarian response remains effective and makes a difference in the lives of conflict-affected people. During the first nine months of 2020, over 1 million people received assistance, more than half of whom were women and close to 10 per cent people with disabilities. The response to COVID-19 and its related humanitarian consequences has been an integral part of the assistance since the onset of the pandemic in Ukraine. Humanitarian partners have reached more people in areas beyond Government control than in previous years as COVID-19 created opportunities to negotiate greater access. The Government of Ukraine has taken on the delivery of some services previously supported by humantairian actors, such as the reconstruction of homes damaged by the conflict. This work will continue in 2021 and beyond to ensure the sustainability of the service provision to people in need.