- UNHCR Protection Cluster Fact sheet - June 2015
- EU/UN/WBG: Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment: Analysis of Crisis Impacts and Needs in Eastern Ukraine
- OCHA Situation update No. 6 as of 10 Jul 2015
Appeals & Funding
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The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements”. Its monitoring was restricted by third parties and security considerations. The SMM continued to observe ceasefire violations at and around the Donetsk airport. The SMM was caught in a fire exchange in Shyrokyne.*
1. Brief description of the emergency and impact
The humanitarian situation in Eastern Ukraine deteriorated dramatically in the spring of 2014 as a result of fighting clashes between militia armed groups in Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine. The militia proclaimed autonomy of their territory from the central authorities of Ukraine.
Snapshot 22–28 July 2015
Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.
At 11:15hrs on 27 July, an SMM patrol comprised of two vehicles entered Shyrokyne (100km south of Donetsk, 20km east of Mariupol) and found the village to be calm. The SMM established two separate observation points, some 120m apart.
The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements.” Its monitoring was restricted by third parties and security considerations*. Ceasefire violations in and around Donetsk city and at the Donetsk airport decreased on 26 July compared to 25 July. The security situation in Mariupol remained calm. Ceasefire violations increased in Luhansk region compared to previous days. An SMM patrol was caught in fire in Shchastia (20km north of Luhansk) but came out unharmed.
Donetsk, Ukraine | AFP | Monday 7/27/2015 - 14:39 GMT
At least two people were killed Monday and a regional power station was knocked out of action after being damaged by shelling in Ukraine's pro-Russian separatist east.
Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said one soldier had died and seven were wounded across the eastern industrial war zone in the past 24 hours of clashes.
On behalf of the 100 health leaders, professionals and activists from 60 government institutions, technical partners, donors, civil society and affected communities committed to ending the tuberculosis and AIDS epidemics in Eastern Europe and Central Asia who gathered at Global Plan to Stop TB & Eastern Europe and Central Asia Consultation on Sustainable Impact, on 23-24 July 2015 in Istanbul, the Stop TB Partnership and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria express grave concerns over challenges in providing access to essential treatments for HIV, tuberculosis and …
This report was commissioned to examine the effectiveness of the first cycle of cash assistance provided to Internally Displaced People in Ukraine by seven Shelter/NFI Cluster partners between the end of November 2014 and the end of March 2015.
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At approximately 12:40hrs on 26 July, an SMM patrol comprised of two vehicles was caught in mortar and automatic grenade launcher fire while trying to cross the contact line from the “Lugansk People’s Republic” (“LPR”)-controlled side of Shchastia (20km north of Luhansk) to the government-controlled side. This crossing had been agreed and co-ordinated beforehand with both the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the “LPR”.
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The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements”. Its monitoring was restricted by third parties and security considerations*. Fighting continued at and around Donetsk airport and in areas to the east and north-east of Mariupol. The SMM observed weapons’ movements in “Lugansk People’s Republic”- and in government-controlled areas, in violation of respective withdrawal lines.
Accreditation of foreign organizations working in the Donetsk People’s Republic is now required
Access of humanitarian assistance to NGCAs is increasingly limited
International Medical Corps continues implementation of protection activities for the conflict-affected population in the east of Ukraine
The Russian Emergencies Ministry humanitarian convoy of over 100 trucks carrying over a thousand tonnes of cargo has arrived in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. There were no contingencies on the way. At present the trucks are being unloaded.
The discharge process is watched over by representatives of the local government and the Restoration Management Center who will distribute the goods around social facilities in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The most of food will be delivered to schools and preschool facilities.
More than two million people are now refugees or internally displaced due to war but their plight is little reported.
"All our belongings were destroyed. We don't have bed linen, we don't have a fork, we don't have a spoon". Natalya Beskorovana’s words condense the everyday reality of the majority of Ukrainian refugees or internally displaced (IDPs) hard hit by the conflict in the country.
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The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements.” Its monitoring was restricted by third parties and security considerations*. The SMM observed that the number of ceasefire violations at and around Donetsk airport decreased. About 300 people gathered in front and inside the SMM’s location in Donetsk city centre; 30 OSCE vehicles were spray-painted with different slogans.
Kyiv, 28 July 2015
Supported by its donors, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is expanding its cash assistance programmes to serve the needs of the most vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine.
Weekly data received on 24 June from the Ministry of Social Policy indicated a total of 1,357,918 registered IDPs (59% elderly, 23% persons of working age, 13% children, 5% persons with disabilities). This number does not include individuals displaced within the NGCA, as well as those IDPs whose registration was cancelled. 50% of IDPs are registered in the governmentcontrolled area (GCA) of Donetsk and Luhansk Regions, 14% in Kharkiv, 7% in Kyiv and 5 % in Dnipropetrovsk.