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Situation Overview: Area Based Assessment in Government Controlled Areas within 5km of the Line of Contact

Key findings: 

In order to support humanitarian planning, REACH, between May and June 2017, conducted an assessment of access to basic services and markets in 100 settlements in Government Controlled Areas (GCA) within 5km of the line of contact (LoC).
The assessed area, a 5km-wide buffer along the 500km LoC, represents an area of nearly 2,000 square kilometres. Within the area, the estimated population is between 150,000 and 200,000, including registered internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees. The population is older than the national average as many youths and younger families have fled the area.
Throughout the 27 cities and 73 villages in the area, there is regular military activity, which poses a major protection risk (Map 2). Since January 2017, most surveyed settlements have reportedly experienced systematic shelling on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

Assessment Report: 
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Assessment Questionnaire: 
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Assessment Data: 
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Assessment Date(s): 
01 May 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
REACH Initiative
Donetska Oblast
Luhanska Oblast