"Our programme supports the affected population to meet their most basic needs."
In response to the crisis in eastern Ukraine GOAL has been implementing a humanitarian programme focused on meeting the urgent needs of conflict affected populations.
The conflict in Ukraine enters its third year, and with winter coming it becomes even harder for the affected population to meet their most basic needs. GOAL, in partnership with Polish Humanitarian Action, continues to implement its ECHO-funded programme to support elderly socially isolated people in need.
17 hot meal canteens are serving food for around 1800 people daily, 19 mobile groups provide hot meal food deliveries daily for 500 people with severe mobility restrictions that are unable to cook for themselves or attend the canteens and another 500 people from remote areas get monthly food baskets.
From September 2015 to May 2016, under a project funded by the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), GOAL provided in cash assistance to 753 households, 52% more than initially planned.
In addition, GOAL and its partner Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH), provided 2,500 elderly people with received hygiene kits. In June 2016, ECHO renewed its support to GOAL and its partner PAH, co-funding a humanitarian response project which will support 3,000 elderly people with food assistance, and 1,300 families with cash assistance.