FAO emergencies and resilience

Ukraine

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44 million
country population

12.6 million people
live in rural areas

6.5 million people
internally displaced (as of October 2022)

36% of the population
in need of lifesaving assistance

The war in Ukraine is affecting millions of people and forcing massive population displacement. The destruction of or damage to agricultural infrastructure and markets, and the disruption of food supply chains is threatening the food security of already vulnerable populations. Agriculture-based livelihoods, a key source of income for 30 percent of the population, are severely impacted. While many Ukrainians are fleeing their communities and/or the country, a significant proportion of the population is staying, facing extreme challenges and thus requiring multisectoral humanitarian assistance. Key emergency agricultural interventions to smallholder producers, who play a critical role in contributing to the country’s food security, helps sustain lives and livelihoods.
Timeline of response against crop calendar
Timeline of response against crop calendar
Funding
Highlights
In 2023, FAO will require $1.9 billion to reach 48 million people with life-saving and livelihood assistance
01/12/2022

Acute food insecurity soars driven by conflicts, extreme weather events, rising food prices

News
Ukraine: FAO reinforces its presence to optimize technical and humanitarian assistance
04/11/2022

New agreement with the Government of Ukraine aims to bolster support for farmers

News
Agricultural aid: a game changer in tackling hunger crises
13/10/2022

FAO Director-General calls for increased investments in agriculture and resilient agrifood systems to prevent famine in the run-up to the World Food Day

 
Key documents
12/2022

This document provides an up-to-date summary of the humanitarian situation in Ukraine and the response of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on the ground.

12/2022

FAO in Ukraine has conducted a nation-wide rural household survey, targeting 5 230 rural households across the country, with the objectives of: i) collecting necessary evidence on the impact of the war on rural livelihoods to inform programming decisions and support advocacy efforts; and ii) complementing the data from consolidated and ongoing analyses, including sectoral damage and loss assessments.

12/2022

This document outlines FAO's priorities in Ukraine for 2023. The strategic approach of the Organization will be centred on three pillars to respond to the urgent needs of rural communities, protect upcoming agricultural campaigns and support the continued functioning of productive food systems, thereby contributing to both national and global food security.

 
 
Multimedia
Video
The added value of the Data in Emergencies information system
08/07/2022

In recognition of the need to better understand the impact of shocks on agricultural livelihoods in food crisis contexts, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has established the Data in Emergencies information system.

Video
FAO's response to global food security risks due to war in Ukraine​ - Interview with Maximo Torero
28/04/2022

In a world with 166 more million people chronically undernourished and 3 billion people with no access to healthy diets

Video
Impact of war in Ukraine on global food security
13/04/2022

The war in Ukraine is compromising global food security

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