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27 May 2015 description

Situation Overview

  • The Kurakhove checkpoint was closed on several occasions in mid-May (9-12 May). Despite a ceasefire, ongoing conflict was also reported close to Mariupol, Donetsk and Luhansk City.

  • The first cargo to Luhansk City was transported by the Logistics Cluster on 21 May.

27 May 2015 description

Kiev, Ukraine | AFP | Wednesday 5/27/2015 - 16:18 GMT

by Olga SHYLENKO

A group of Ukrainians infected with HIV warned on Wednesday that thousands could soon perish because the war-torn country was running out of treatment for the virus responsible for AIDS.

The activists staged a poignant protest in which they marked out territory for a symbolic cemetery outside the government building in central Kiev.

27 May 2015 description

This report is provided for the media and the general public

The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the Implementation of the Minsk agreements”. Relatively low-level fighting continued in and around Donetsk airport and in a number of locations in the Luhansk region. The SMM concluded heavy weapons were not in situ at a “DPR” holding site. Civilians remained dissatisfied with the closure of a government-controlled bridge across the contact line in Luhansk region.

27 May 2015 description

Mali: Gao and Timbutku regions have been the scene of multiple clashes between the Azawad Movement Coalition and Malian forces, as well as the pro-government Gatia militia. At least 12 people have been killed, including nine civilians. About 31,500 people have been displaced from three districts in Timbuktu region. They are in urgent needs of water, food, NFIs, and shelter support, but access is limited.

26 May 2015 description

Highlights

● Sporadic fighting continue in the areas of Donetsk airport, Shyrokyne, Avdiivka and Shastia: many civilians continue to seek refuge in underground shelters there.

● One civilian was killed by a landmine on 14 May near Mariinka in government-controlled areas in Donetska oblast.

● The Luhanska oblast Governor issued an order further constraining civilian movements across the line of contact and their access to some basic services.

26 May 2015 description
report Save the Children

It’s 1pm on a Friday but the corridors of a school in Debaltseve, a town in the east of Ukraine that has been the scene of some of the worst fighting of the conflict, are silent.

No children’s footsteps or shouts echo through the corridors. They should be returning to class for afternoon lessons but most will have already picked their way through the debris that litters the streets and returned home for the day.

26 May 2015 description

Kiev, Ukraine | 11:13 GMT

Four pro-Russian rebels, a Ukrainian soldier and one civilian were killed in clashes that broke out over the past 24 hours in violation of a February truce deal, officials said Tuesday.

The civilian died during an artillery fire attack on the Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Plant, which sits on the outskirts of the rebels' de facto capital Donetsk.

A resulting fire at the plant caused a small ammonia leak, Ukraine military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters, without providing further details.

26 May 2015 description

DRC a key player in a crisis-ridden world

26.05.15

Danish Refugee Council's annual report for 2014 is now available. Read Secretary General, Andreas Kamm's statement and download the full report.

25 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • In May 2015, WFP established an operational presence in the eastern region with one area office in Kramatorsk and two sub-offices in Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk.

  • Starting July 2015, WFP will scale up its activities in eastern Ukraine to reach cumulative total of over 387,000 people by December 2015.

25 May 2015 description

This report is provided for the media and the general public

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 significant caution regarding security considerations *. The SMM observed continuing ceasefire violations at and around Donetsk airport and Shyrokyne as well as other locations

23 May 2015 description

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 decreased as compared to previous days, and were limited to a small number in and around Donetsk and Donetsk airport. The SMM observed no ceasefire violations in or around Shyrokyne. At Donetsk airport, the SMM monitored the recovery of human remains.

23 May 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY

In order to assist people affected by the crisis in the Eastern Conflict Areas (ECAs) of Ukraine, WFP acts through its Emergency Operation (EMOP), which followed the Immediate response (IR)-EMOP. WFP provides food assistance through in-kind and voucher modalities with a view to ensure life-saving, time-critical assistance to the most vulnerable groups among the internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees, host families and those trapped in conflict hotspots of the ECAs.

WFP has been present in Ukraine since 2014.

22 May 2015 description

Due to ongoing instability and conflict in Ukraine since April 2014, areas primarily in the eastern part of the country have experienced a deteriorating humanitarian situation. Heavy shelling and armed conflict has led to significant displacement of people. In the planning figures for the revised Humanitarian Response Plan for 2015,5 million people are estimated to be in need, including 1 million internally displaced people (IDPs).