Emergency Infant and Young Child Feeding Assessment among internally displaced persons - Kramatorsk – Slovianske – Svitohirske

In April 2014, fighting began between pro-Russian separatist groups and pro-Ukrainian groups in Donetsk and Luhansk, which together form the ‘Donbas’ region of the east of Ukraine. The region, longer under the control of the Government of Ukraine, has been declared by separatists as the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People's Republic’. A complex humanitarian crisis has increasingly developed, with insecurity and displacement. The majority of internally displaced people (IDPs) from the conflict area are geographically located in areas close to their homes, in particular residing in the Ukraine government-controlled areas (GCAs) within Donetsk and Luhanskoblasts. Given Ukraine’s poor pre-crisis infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices, this vulnerable population affected by the conflict are of particular concern


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