WFP has been present in Ukraine since 2014.
Under its Emergency Operation, WFP provides food assistance to internally displaced people, returnees, host families and those trapped in conflict hotspots in eastern Ukraine. This assistance comes in the form of standardized monthly food parcels of 1,600 kcal per person per day and e-cards of UAH 450 or $20 to cover the food needs of an individual for one month. In addition, WFP targets food-insecure individuals in formerly state-funded social institutions with monthly food rations of 2,100 kcal per person per day. The use of in-kind assistance or e-cards depends on where the populations live—areas of active conflict, areas retaken by the Government or Government-controlled areas—and what is available to them.
Since November 2014, WFP has provided food assistance to more than 641,000 people categorized as the most vulnerable populations in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.