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44 million
country population

12.6 million people
live in rural areas

6.9 million people
internally displaced (as of August 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
News
Ukraine: FAO, Canada join forces to address grain storage deficit
02/08/2022

Canada contributes USD 40 million to cover 2.4 million tonnes of storage

News
Ukraine: FAO scales up efforts to save upcoming harvest, ensure export of vital grains
11/07/2022

New $17 million Japan-funded project aims to address grain storage deficit and increase export of critical agricultural goods to international markets

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News
From hard-hit Mariupol to backyard farming in eastern Ukraine
21/06/2022

The war caught Larysa Zueva while she was working a shift at a psychiatric hospital in Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine

 
Key documents
09/2022

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.

07/2022

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.

04/2022

The war in Ukraine that began on 24 February 2022 has led to large‑scale human suffering across all regions of the country. As the dynamics of the war continue to evolve, large portions of the population are affected by damage to critical infrastructure, lack of basic services and disruptions of supply chains, requiring multisectoral humanitarian assistance.

Multimedia
Video
State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022
06/07/2022

Despite hopes the world would emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and food security would begin to improve, world hunger rose further in 2021. The prevalence of undernourishment jumped from 8% in 2019 to 9.8% in 2021.

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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