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    European Baptist Federation FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    Contact Details: Bandura Igor (English speaking) - Email: pastorbandura@gmail.com Phone: +380674872187

    Project Title: Emergency Response among Those Affected by the Conflict in Ukraine Implementing Partner: All-Ukrainian Union of Churches of Evangelical Christian Baptists (AUC ECB), also referred to in this report at the Baptist Union (BU) Project Budget: € 167,160

    Dates When the Project was Implemented: December 2015 – February 2016 1. Provide an update on the humanitarian situation in the country. How is this

    affecting the implementation of the project?

    Overall situation in the country is still getting worse, because the undeclared war continues. Businesses in the area are closing because of uncertainty. The prices for food and hygiene items along with the meagre income of many, have put many people on the edge of survival. The project was initially designed to assist people in the occupied eastern provinces. Due to challenges (described below), the project as designed could not be implemented and had to be redesigned to help internally displaced persons (IDPs) who had fled from the eastern provinces and resettled along the border areas.

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    2. Describe the original design of the project. Original design was to provide complementary emergency rations every other month for six months (three distributions), hygiene items twice during the six-month period (two distributions), and coal for non-gasified houses to support families and vulnerable individuals in the conflict affected areas. In addition, it will address temporary shelter issues by providing rent for large families and rent for accommodation facilities for IDPs. 3. Describe the changes that were made to the project and the reasons why the

    changes were made. The project was initially designed to provide assistance in the rebel occupied eastern provinces through the local Baptist churches there. It was to be done in conjunction with another project they were implementing funded by Diakonia Katastrophe from Germany. While the initial discussions and coordination with UN, the Ministry of Social Affairs, and the Orthodox Church were positive, there were challenges to get approval from the various rebel groups in the eastern provinces. The UN had agreed to transport the supplies across the frontier, but none of the humanitarian agencies (including the UN) were approved by the rebel groups to receive the supplies and conduct humanitarian operations. While the first funding was received in June 2015, and others followed in the months after that, the negotiations delayed the starting of the project. Neither the EBF and Diakonia funded projects were able to be implemented as planned. Since supplies could not be transported across the frontier, the possibility of procuring supplies in the eastern provinces itself was explored. However, this did not seem a viable option as either all the needed commodities were not available or those that were available were too expensive. In discussion with the leadership of the Baptist Union and leadership of local churches in the region, the project was redesigned to provide similar humanitarian assistance to IDPs who were now residing in the border regions in the Government controlled areas in Lugansk and Donetsk provinces. It is important to note that the humanitarian needs of the IDPs in the government controlled areas are just as significant as those living in the rebel controlled eastern provinces. The added challenge is that there are few humanitarian agencies providing assistance to the IDPs. Because of the delay and the critical need for food and heating among the IDPs, the project duration was also shortened from six months to three months with distributions being done twice during that period, rather than every other month. The redesigned project was then implemented in December 2015, with the first delivery of food being made just before Christmas. The contents of the food aid packages were adjusted to needs of the IDPs in the government controlled areas.

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    Adult Food Pack

    Commodity Quantity Sugar 5kgs Flour 10 kgs Buckwheat 2 x 0.9 kg Millet grouts 0.9 kg Powdered milk 2 x 250 grs Spices “vegetable” 2 x 70 grs Spices “khmeli-suneli 2x 25 grs. Tea 90 grs Liver paste 4 x 240 grs Chicken stew 0.5 kg Tomato paste 2 x 70 grs

    Adult Hygiene Pack

    Commodity Quantity Dishes washing detergent 2x 1 ltr Laundry soap 2 pieces Toilet soap 4 pieces Shower gel 1 x0.5 ltr Washing powder 2 x 600 gr Shampoo 1 ltr Toothpaste 1 tube Toothbrush 2 pieces Hand cream 1 tube Toilet paper 3 rolls Sewage cleaner 1 x 500 gr Plastic garbage bags (35L) 50 pieces Hygiene cotton swabs 1 x 200 pieces Hygienic cotton pads 1 x 120 pieces

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    Children’s Food Pack

    Children’s Hygiene Pack

    Since in some areas in the government controlled areas coal was much more expensive then wood due to logistics and location, firewood was bought instead of coal. 4. Describe how you implemented the project. The project was implemented the way it was originally planned working through local churches, other than the fact that the locations were changed from the rebel controlled eastern provinces, to the government controlled areas along the border. The procurement was done centrally by the Baptist Union based on multiple quotations. The supplies were

    Commodity Quantity Semolina 2 x0.8 kg Oat Flakes 800 grs Buckwheat cereal 400 grs Condensed Milk 2 x 370 grs Fruit Purees 3 x 190 grs Mashed meat 2 x 100 grs Children’s cookies 2 x 200 grs Vegetable puree 1 x 80 grs Cereal milk 250 grs Rice porridge 230 grs Carrot puree 2 x 125 grs Pumpkin puree 2 x 125 grs Children’s juice 2 x 200 grs

    Commodity Quantity Baby soap 4 pieces Children’s shower gel 300 ml Baby Shampoo 300 ml Children’s cream 75 ml Toothpaste for children 2 x 85 ml Toothbrush for children 2 pieces Napkins (wet) 72 pcs pack x 4 Napkins (dry) 10 pcs pack x 8 Washing powder 4 x 400 grs Children’s oil 200 ml Disposable diapers 5 pcs pack x 1

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    then packed and then transported to the churches in the distribution point. The churches identified families and other vulnerable people in need and registered them. Most then came to the church to collect their supplies. In some cases, church members transported the supplies to the homes of those registered.

    a. Provide any data that you collected from the surveys that you conducted. Due to the redesign of the project and 1) the shorter implementation period (reducing it from 6 to 3 months) and 2) the need to help the churches understand why they needed to register the beneficiaries and collect data for a baseline survey, only one (1) survey could be done. A second proposal is being submitted to continue this project. Additional surveys will be done to determine the impact of the interventions. The results of the baseline survey are as follows: Beneficiaries

    % of all beneficiaries Adult males 32 Adult females 61 Unidentified 7 Male children over 18 years 42 Female children over 18 years 32 Male children below 18 years 54 Female children below 18 years 36

    First Distribution – Donetsk – 556 families Lugansk – 736 families Second Distribution – Donetsk – 76 families Lugansk – 254 families Total – Donetsk – 632 families Lugansk – 812 families Food Availability and Adequacy for Individual Families • 68% of the families regularly share what food they have with other families.

    Implications: 1) The indirect beneficiaries from any food distribution is much higher than normal. 2) This also indicates that significant number of families do not have adequate food and that they depend on others to share what they have. 3) What is provided to families in need, a high percentage of them will share the food with others in need even if they don’t have enough.

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    • 76% of the families said that they are eating less as IDPs than they normally

    would. This figure is from when the registration for the first distribution was being done at the beginning of the project

    • About 10% of the families send their children to work because the family does

    not have enough to meet their basic needs.

    • Little over half of the families reported eating three meals a day. About 40% do not eat three meals a day

    o Breakfast 58% o Lunch 60% o Dinner 52%

    Dietary Diversity These figures are from the beginning of the project.

    Commodity % of Beneficiaries

    Consuming % of Beneficiaries NOT

    Consuming Grain 100 0 Potatoes 76 34 Vegetables 70 30 Fruits 8 92 Meat 28 72 Eggs 12 88 Fish 6 94 Beans 34 66 Dairy 46 54 Oil 68 32 Sweets 68 32 Coffee and tea 64 36


    • The diets are heavy on grain and starch. • The majority had access to vegetable. However, it is important to note that

    the survey was done at the beginning of the project in December and January when they would still have had vegetables from the summer and Fall. As winter progressed, they would have had little or no access to vegetables.

    • Very few ate any fruit. • Significant numbers consume little protein on any regular basis. Even the

    consumption of vegetable proteins such as beans is quite low.