UKRAINE: Shelter/NFI Cluster Factsheet No 22 (Feb 2017)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Shelter Cluster

- Escalation: In light of a recent escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, the Shelter
Cluster drafted guidance for partners and local authorities to identify correctly
escalations and changes in the crisis to thus facilitate coordination efforts. The
Shelter Cluster’s note focused on two key indicators: number of damages and
number of people internally displaced. Shelter/NFI partners approved the document
at the national cluster meeting on the February 27th 2017.
- Damage Assessment Technical Note: After more than one year of managing the
Shelter Cluster’s Damage Database, the Cluster produced a technical note to guide
partners on essential data that should be collected in order to further coordination
at field level and ensure an adequate shelter response. The technical note also
clarified the differences between standard damage databases and randomized data
collection. Partners also agreed on the use of a centralized data collection tool
through Kobo especially in light of a significant increase of number of homes
damaged. Shelter partners, after discussing this at both subnational and national
levels, endorsed the final version of the note on February 27, 2017.
- Damage Impact: As conflict escalated to an average of 20 homes per day or 140
homes per week, the Shelter Cluster partnered with REACH Initiative to take account
of the damage density around the greater Donetsk City Area in both government
controlled and non-government controlled areas. The map provides a visual
depiction based on the information available to the cluster by the end of February
- Annual Report: As mentioned in the January Factsheet, the Shelter Cluster team
undertook an analysis of Shelter Cluster activities and coordination tools in 2016.
The report was officially released in February.
- Winterization: Despite improving temperature conditions in February, the risk
of colder periods continues, while partners continue to deliver winter assistance in
both Government and Non-Government Controlled Areas. More information on
Government Controlled Areas winterization assistance is on the Shelter Cluster
- Success stories: The Luxembourg Red Cross would like to announce the
completion of its project, Repair and Reconstruction of Houses and Support to IDPs
in Collective Centers in Slavyansk, Donetsk oblast. A review of their project is
showcased in a video produced by the agency.