Ukraine’s Humanitarian Crisis

“People have forgotten that there’s a real humanitarian situation and a real need in a European country,” said Jock Mendoza-Wilson, director of international and investor relations at System Capital Management, during a recent Atlantic Council panel examining the crisis in Ukraine.

In fact, he said, six hundred thousand people on Ukraine’s contact line live in “appalling conditions” without electricity and gas, have intermittent water, face shelling and small arms fire on a daily basis, and don’t have access to a food market. “They are in extreme need,” he said. “From the distance of Washington, DC, it may look like there’s not an active conflict…but it’s real and immediate.”

On June 21, seven experts gathered at the Atlantic Council to discuss the current state of Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis and its unmet needs.”


The Current State of the Crisis

Addressing Ukraine’s Humanitarian Needs

Image: The Honorable Marcy Kaptur, US Representative for Ohio, US House of Representatives, delivers her keynote remarks on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, June 21, 2016, at the Atlantic Council.