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01 Sep 2015 description

August 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations

Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nepal, Yemen

  • Improved situations

Guinea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka

September 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts

Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Iraq, Nepal, Yemen

  • Conflict resolution opportunities

    South Sudan

01 Sep 2015 description

The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements”. Its monitoring was restricted by the parties and security considerations*. The number of ceasefire violations observed remained at a similar level compared with the previous day in Donetsk. No ceasefire violations were recorded in the Luhansk region. The SMM observed preparations for the start of the school year in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. In Kyiv the SMM monitored a protest outside the national Parliament which turned violent.

01 Sep 2015 description

Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015

Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.

01 Sep 2015 description

In 2015, humanitarian partners in Ukraine are focussing on providing displaced and conflict-affected people protection, life-saving assistance, including essential services, and early recovery assistance. Inadequate funding, and the limited number of partners on the ground, prevent many aid agencies from increasing their assistance.

01 Sep 2015 description

Emergency outbreak response being planned

In Ukraine, 2 cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) have been confirmed, with dates of onset of paralysis of 30 June and 7 July 2015. The genetic similarity between the cases indicates active transmission of cVDPV1. Both are from the Zakarpatskaya oblast, in south-western Ukraine, bordering Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland. One child was 4 years old and the other 10 months old at the time of onset of paralysis.

01 Sep 2015 description

Highlights

  • Presently, WFP continues to provide food assistance to the vulnerable population in governmentcontrolled areas, including in the buffer zone villages.

Situation Update

01 Sep 2015 description

Kiev, Ukraine | AFP | Tuesday 9/1/2015 - 17:05 GMT

by Dmytro GORSHKOV

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko defended on Tuesday controversial legislation giving more autonomy to pro-Russian rebels that sparked deadly street battles in Kiev.

The unrest -- the worst in the Ukrainian capital since a bloody uprising in early 2014 -- has further exacerbated divisions in Poroshenko's ruling coalition, with nationalists deeply opposed to giving the separatists greater control over the country's war-ravaged east.

01 Sep 2015 description

In Ukraine, August has seen heavy fighting to the north of Donetsk in and around the town of Horvlika. Since the start of the conflict in 2014 around 40 per cent of the population of Horvlika has left and according to local authorities only 150,000 out of 250,000 people remain there. This past weekend, UNHCR managed to deliver humanitarian aid to Horvlika and nearby areas in Eastern Ukraine not-controlled by the Government for the first time in several weeks.

31 Aug 2015 description

On 31 August beginning at 09:00hrs, the SMM monitored protests in front of the national Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) building in Kyiv. Some 3,000 persons (male and female of all ages) carrying “Svoboda”, “Radical Party” and “Ukrop” flags were protesting against constitutional amendments that were being voted on inside the Parliament. The event was initially peaceful and orderly with no signs of unrest. During both the morning and afternoon, the building was heavily secured by a ring of riot police (approx. 1,000) and in addition national guards (approx. 1,000) with anti-riot equipment.

31 Aug 2015 description

31.08.15 - Journalists injured in clashes outside parliament

31 Aug 2015 description

This report is 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 the parties and security considerations. The SMM noted a marked decrease in fighting in Donetsk and in Luhansk over 29 and 30 August. On both sides of the contact line the SMM observed schools being repaired in preparation for the start of the school year.

31 Aug 2015 description

Kiev, Ukraine | AFP | Monday 8/31/2015 - 19:34 GMT

by Dmytro GORSHKOV / Oleksandr Stashevsky

A member of Ukraine's National Guard was killed and scores of people were injured Monday in clashes between police and nationalist protesters in Kiev as lawmakers gave initial backing to a contested bill to grant more autonomy to breakaway regions.

The Ukrainian government blasted ultra-nationalists for the bloodshed, as the European Union, Germany and Russia voiced their concern.

30 Aug 2015 description
report UN News Service

30 August 2015 – Sounding the alarm on behalf of relief agencies working to meet ongoing needs and jump-start critical preparations for winter in strife-riven eastern Ukraine, the United Nations humanitarian wing has reported that aid organizations are facing major challenges in getting access to the most vulnerable of an estimated 5 million people affected by the conflict that began in the region in April 2014.

29 Aug 2015 description

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CMU

On August 28, there has been presented the National Strategy for Human Rights at the House of Government.

29 Aug 2015 description

This report is 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 the parties and security considerations*. Ceasefire violations were recorded in numerous locations. The SMM observed damage caused by shelling and conducted several crater analyses in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

29 Aug 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | Saturday 8/29/2015 - 14:12 GMT

The leaders of France, Germany and Russia discussed the Ukraine crisis over the phone on Saturday and agreed to hold a new summit in the coming weeks, said the French presidency.

Francois Hollande, Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin once again reaffirmed their support for the "Minsk II" peace measures agreed in February. 

"They strongly supported the call for a complete ceasefire from September 1 at the time of schools reopening," said the Elysee palace in a statement.

28 Aug 2015 description

This report is 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 the parties and security considerations*. The SMM observed damage caused by shelling and conducted crater analyses in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. In Donetsk there was a significant increase in ceasefire violations compared to the previous day[1].