UKRAINE: Shelter/NFI Cluster Factsheet No 25 (May 2017)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Shelter Cluster

 Housing, Land, and Property Country Case Studies: In May 2017, membersof the Housing, Land, and Property Technical Working Group compiled casestudies on Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Colombia, Cyprus,Georgia, Moldova and Serbia to learn about what was their experience inpost-conflict settings with tenure security and the path towardscompensation. Housing context, recovery, restitution, compensation, andcases from the European Court of Human Rights were examined andshared with the Ministry of ToTs and IDPs. Subnational Field Notes: Luhanske Village This month the Shelter Clusterpublished field notes about a recent visit to Luhanske village in BakhmutRaion in northern Donetsk Oblast. The document summarizes the trends indamages according to areas where secondary damages are the mostprevalent while including feedback of the beneficiaries who received shelterassistance. Collective Centre Monitoring: In May, the Shelter Cluster collaborated withseveral agencies to complete data collection to check up on the status ofCollective Centres. People in Need, the Danish Refugee Council,Stabilization Support Services, and UNHCR worked with the Shelter ClusterTeam to call, visit, and speak with IDPs and Collective Centre Managers tofind out what is the status of Collective Centers across Ukraine. A highnumber of closures were recorded since last year’s update largely relatedwith lack of resources to maintain the operations of the centers. Apublication of the monitoring is expected in June 2017. Escalation of Damaged Homes in May- As noted in the context update, Maywas another month where there was an escalation of newly damaged homesalong the contact line. As the conflict calmed down after the flare up ofactivities in Avdiivka, the Shelter Cluster has been monitoring the weeklynumber of damages reported as explained in its technical guidance note onthe escalation of emergency. If the conflict continues on its currenttrajectory, it means that the initial cluster projections for newly damagedhomes will be off by an estimated 577 households causing cumulativedamages to over 1000 households by December 2017. As noted in the chartbelow, the cumulative damages has already surpassed the cluster’s initialprojections and puts strains on humanitarian actors to provide acuteemergency and light and medium repairs to newly damaged homes inaddition to homes that were damaged in 2016.