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Ukraine displacement worsening as winter looms

Estimates as of Thursday 23 October are that Ukraine’s internally displaced population has risen to 430,000 people, some 170,000 more than at the start of September.

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Ukraine Situation UNHCR Operational Update 24 September – 20 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 16 October, 417,246 IDPs have been identified by Ukraine’s State Emergency Service. 95% come from the eastern regions of Ukraine.

  • Ukrainian Parliament adopted law on protection of internally displaced persons in addition to resolutions on IDP registration and provision of financial assistance, introduced by Cabinet of Ministers.

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Ukraine UNHCR External Update on the Situation of Displaced Persons 5 – 23 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 18 September, almost 275,500 Ukrainians have been displaced throughout Ukraine. Almost 94% of them come from the eastern regions of Ukraine.

  • Within the reporting period, UNHCR distributed humanitarian aid worth more than 200,000 USD to the most vulnerable IDPs. Deliveries included assistance to rebuild destroyed homes.

  • More than 250,000 USD was provided in form of cash assistance to about 1,500 vulnerable IDPs in Kyiv, Lviv and Vinnytsia region.

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Ukraine UNHCR External Update on the Situation of Displaced Persons 22 August - 04 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

 Almost 260,000 persons are displaced throughout Ukraine as of 1 September. 94% come from eastern Ukraine.

 At least 143,000 have fled in the past three weeks due to the intensified fighting in eastern regions.

 The number of Ukrainians applying for international protection reached 121,190 in the Russian Federation and 4,106 across the EU.

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CrisisWatch N°133 - 1 September 2014

The fight for control of Libya between the Misrata-led Islamist-leaning coalition and the Zintan-led forces is escalating by the day. Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in over six weeks of clashes and heavy artillery fire. The Misrata side emerged victorious in the battle over Tripoli’s international airport, taking control of the capital, and made advances around Benghazi, but the larger political divide remains unresolved.

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Ukraine UNHCR External Update on the Situation of Displaced Persons, 22 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 20 August, the number of IDPs is estimated to have reached 190,000.

  • IDPs from eastern Ukraine now make up 92% of the total number of displaced.

  • UNHCR is concerned by the attack on a convoy of people attempting to leave Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine.

  • UNHCR is concerned by the increasing number of casualties, OHCHR estimates that as of 13 August the death toll has increased to 2,119.

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CrisisWatch N°132 - 1 August 2014

Increasing Israeli-Palestinian tensions culminated in Israel launching "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza in early July (see our latest report and commentary). The assault, which started as an aerial campaign and was later extended to include ground operations, reportedly killed more than 1,400 Palestinians throughout the month while 64 Israelis were killed in clashes inside the Gaza Strip and by Hamas rocket fire. Several attempts at reaching a ceasefire agreement failed in July.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Belarus 23-July-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Prospects for 2014 cereal production are favourable

  • Cereal imports decreased in 2013/14 marketing year (July/June)

  • Prices of wheat products stable in past months but well above their year earlier levels

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Belarus: Extreme winter condition Belarus DREF Operation n° MDRBY004 - Emergency Plan of Action Final Report

Situation analysis

Description of the operation

After a relatively mild start, a surprisingly sudden onset of an extremely harsh winter caught many Belarusians completely unprepared, especially homeless people, drivers on the roads and city dwellers who needed to travel long distances by public transport or on foot.

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Ukraine UNHCR external update on the situation of displaced persons, 10 July 2014

IDPs from eastern Ukraine report that they have left home due to security concerns. Cases of extortion and harassment are also being reported, as well as risks of being caught in crossfire.

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Ukraine: Overview of population displacement (as of 2 July 2014) - Infographic

Further degradation of law and order and localised military operations in the east of Ukraine,
Donbas region, since March has caused a deterioration in the situation. UNHCR is aware of more than 59,600* internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Crimea and Donbas, as of 1 July; with additional unconfirmed reports of several thousand IDPs still within the eastern region itself.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ukraine: Overview of population displacement (as of 27 June 2014) - Infographic

Humanitarian needs

Most IDPs from the eastern region have reported leaving with limited belongings, and are in need of shelter, food and nonfood items such as clothing. In the eastern region primary health care services have been jeopardized, with shortages reported in emergency medical services, essential medications and medical supplies. Water and energy supplies are heavily distorted in Sloviansk, Kramatorsk and neighboring areas. Cash shortages in some areas of the east are reducing purchasing power and affecting commercial supplies.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ukraine: Overview of population displacement (as of 23 June 2014) - Infographic

UNHCR has profiled more than 46,100 IDPs - 11,500 from Crimea and 34,600 from Donbas. Given the limitations with the registration system, the real figure is likely to be higher.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Belarus Annual Report 2013 (MAABY002)

Overview

In the 2010s, Belarus is still facing several challenges related to humanitarian issues, like the Chernobyl nuclear disaster legacy, the growing incidence of trafficking in human beings, TB and HIV incidence, and a serious demographic crisis marked by declining life expectancy, high mortality and morbidity rates, rapid population ageing and deteriorating health conditions.

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Ban marks Chernobyl anniversary with call for greater support for recovery efforts

Report
UN News Service

25 April 2014 – “This is an opportunity to pay tribute to the emergency workers who responded, remember the more than 330,000 people who were evacuated from contaminated regions, and stand in solidarity with the millions who still live in the affected areas in Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine,” said a statement issued by the spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Supporting Post-Chernobyl Recovery in Belarus

Report
World Bank

More energy-efficient and reliable utility services for households, schools, and hospitals