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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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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.

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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:

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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:

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review Europe, The Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

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Bulgaria + 2 others
Polish volunteers send tonnes of aid to Syrian refugees in Bulgaria

01/15/2014 21:53 GMT

WARSAW, January 15, 2014 (AFP) - Volunteers in Poland have collected 26 tonnes of aid including food and clothing for Syrian refugees in Bulgaria after the UN raised alarm over a "human emergency" on the EU's southern fringe.

"We used Facebook to spread word of the aid drive and the response just snowballed, it's been overwhelming -- we really didn't expect it," volunteer Michal Borkiewicz told AFP Thursday in Warsaw as a lorry loaded with supplies started the 1200 kilometre (750 mile) journey to the Harmanli refugee camp in south-eastern Bulgaria.

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Poland: Location Map (2013)

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Syria crisis - ECHO factsheet

Factsheet on Syria:

The number of people affected by this protracted crisis is estimated to be 6.8 million people.

Around 4.25 million people are reported to be displaced within Syria.

The number of refugees has now reached 1 683 901, with over 550 thousand in Lebanon alone..

The total humanitarian funding committed to the crisis is €682 million: €265 million from the EU and €417 from the Member States which includes in-kind contributions.

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World + 2 others
While some countries only talk about disarmament, the States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention have been actually disarming

Geneva, 27 February 2013 – The President of the international treaty banning anti-personnel mines has appealed to all members of the Conference on Disarmament that have not yet done so to join the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention as soon as possible.

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Alors que certains pays seulement parlent de désarmement, les États Parties à la Convention sur l'interdiction des mines antipersonnel se désarment

Genève le 27 février 2013 - Le Président du traité international interdisant les mines antipersonnel a lancé un appel à tous les membres de la Conférence du désarmement qui ne l'ont pas encore fait, à adhérer à la Convention sur l'interdiction des mines antipersonnel dès que possible.

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Poland's Humanitarian Assistance 2011-2012

Table of Contents

Global trends in humanitarian action — 3

Polish humanitarian aid system — 8

Poland and international humanitarian action — 12

Poland in the EU humanitarian Policy — 12

Cooperation with international humanitarian organisations — 14

Good humanitarian donorship — 17

Poland’s response to humanitarian crises 2011–2012 — 18

Disaster risk reduction and resilience building — 23

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Landmine Ban: Holdouts Should Join Treaty

International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Nobel Peace Laureate, Turns 20

(New York, October 18, 2012) – The United States and other countries that have not yet banned antipersonnel landmines should join the treaty to eradicate these weapons, Human Rights Watch said today on the 20th anniversary of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), which it co-founded.

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Poland contributes USD 156,000 to humanitarian programmes in the occupied Palestinian territory

25 September 2012 East Jerusalem

The Government of Poland has committed nearly USD 156,000 (PLN 650,000) to the emergency relief programmes of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). The announcement was made today during a meeting between Polish representative to the Palestinian Authority Boguslaw Ochodek and UNRWA’s director of external relations and communications Mr. Salvatore Lombardo.

The Polish donation will directly contribute to humanitarian relief for nearly two million Palestine refugees in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

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Wave of tornados cut swathe across Poland

A freak wave of tornadoes in Poland has left at least one person dead and another 10 injured.

Local media said a national park was badly hit by one tornado that was between 800 and 1,000 metres wide.

One resident described the moment a tornado struck his property, felling trees and bringing down power lines.

"I was sleeping at the front of my house when a buzzing sound woke me up. I didn't know what was happening. I looked out and saw a huge number of branches," he said.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

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Armenia + 12 others
Europe Zone, 2011 Annual Report MAA65001

This report covers the period from 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2011.

Programme summary

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Poland + 2 others
European Refugees Meet Austerity-Era Hostility

By Claudia Ciobanu

Apr 24, WARSAW, 2012 (IPS) - As the economic slump drags on in Europe, refugees and immigrants are keeping a wary eye on state budgets, as governments in the throes of austerity slash the social protections and public services that minorities rely on.

The question now on the table is whether refugees and migrants will suffer disproportionate hardships as a result of plummeting government spending.