23 March 2015 – The first revision of ACT appeal UKR151 is hereby issued. This revision replaces the full appeal issued on 30 January 2015, now removed from our web site. All changes in the text are highlighted in blue. As a result of the Crimean crisis and the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine the humanitarian situation arising from this conflict has deteriorated dramatically. Fighting began in April 2014 between militia groups in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, demanding autonomy / independence for their territory from the central authorities of Ukraine, and on the other side the forces and armed groups under the central government in Kiev. The rise in numbers of refugees and internal displaced persons (IDPs) in the past month coincides with a recent deterioration of the situation, worsening law and order, fear of abductions, human rights violations and the disruption of state services.