Ukraine: Humanitarian Impact Situation Report - 18 April 2022
18 April 2022
• Even though hostilities continue to be concentrated in the eastern and southern parts of Ukraine, several oblasts across the country have been affected by missile strikes, reportedly resulting in multiple civilian casualties and damages to civilian infrastructure.
• On 16 April, four staff members of World Central Kitchen (WCK) were injured in one of the restaurants operated by the WCK in Kharkiv (Kharkivska oblast, east) as a result of an attack on the city, according to the WCK CEO.
• The number of people displaced by the ongoing fighting has now surpassed the 12-million mark: over 4.9 million people have crossed international borders and at least 7.1 million have been displaced internally since 24 February.
• The World Food Programme (WFP) has reached more than 1.5 million affected and displaced people in Ukraine with food and cash assistance to date.
• The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has provided aid to around 250,000 people through the distribution of non-food items (NFI), hygiene kits and food assistance.
• Since 24 February, Direct Relief has provided over 250 tons of medical aid and almost 50 million doses of medicines. Direct Relief has also shipped 14 million doses of levothyroxine, a drug used to treat impaired thyroid function, for further distribution among health facilities in Ukraine.
UN entities involved in this initiative
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs