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17 Dec 2014 description

Crisis Overview

  • Violence has been ongoing in eastern Ukraine despite the ceasefire of 5 September. Heavy fighting and shelling have increased the number of killed and wounded, and between mid-September and mid-December, the number of registered internally displaced increased by over 266,000. A new ceasefire was announced for 9 December, with differing reports as to whether it has been violated.

01 Dec 2014 description
  • As of 28 November, 490,046 IDPs have been identified by Ukraine’s State Emergency Service. The majority (96 per cent) come from the eastern regions of Ukraine.

  • As of 28 November, 449,847 IDPs have registered with the Ministry of Social Policy in line with the new government registration policy.

20 Oct 2014 description

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.

24 Sep 2014 description

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.

10 Sep 2014 description

With restricted access to the EU territory for people fleeing war and persecution, and asylum seekers ending up destitute or detained in some European countries, the EU remains an elusive safe haven for refugees.

05 Sep 2014 description

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.

22 Aug 2014 description

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.

10 Jul 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS - The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) reached over 79,000 across Ukraine.

  • The Ukrainian authorities nominated Mr Volodymyr Groysman, Deputy Prime Minister as the coordinator on all IDP matters.

  • During the last coordination meeting on IDP matters, the authorities decided on the establishment of a registration system and on the drafting of new legislation on IDPs in line with international standards.

03 Jul 2014 description

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.

28 Jun 2014 description

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.

25 Jun 2014 description

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 46,100 * internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Crimea and Donbas, as of 23 June; with additional unconfirmed reports of several thousand IDPs still within the eastern region itself.

28 Jan 2014 description

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.

15 Jan 2014 description

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.

25 Jun 2013 description

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.

27 Feb 2013 description

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.