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26 Oct 2016 description

With the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, access to quality essential health and nutrition services is an immediate need for approximately 2.3 million people. In light of this, the Government of Italy recently made a US$ 250 000 contribution to WHO to improve life-saving health care services and sustainable access to quality primary and secondary health care for affected populations of eastern Ukraine.

26 Oct 2016 description
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  • Human Rights: The 15th Report of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine released by OHCHR in September 2016 describes the deterioration of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine, as a result of escalating hostilities between June and August, and the continued disregard for the protection of civilians by both sides to the conflict.

26 Oct 2016 description

Only 2 out of 5 people in need will receive food security support with current funding levels.

24 Oct 2016 description
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Kyiv, 24 October 2016 – Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko, representatives of the Ukrainian Government and the Presidential Administration have expressed their commitment to restore the routine immunization programme in Ukraine.

24 Oct 2016 description

Sustained support is required to help conflict-affected communities recover from the violence in Eastern Ukraine, said the UN Assistant Secretary General and Regional Director of the UNDP in Europe and the CIS, as she concluded a four-day visit to the country.

“People are the ultimate source of energy and development progress. Both the internally displaced and host communities are proving every day that it is possible to recover from crisis,” she said in the capital.

21 Oct 2016 description
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Enormous technological developments in the field of autonomous weapons required the world to more sharply focus on addressing the range of threats they posed, while taking into account gaps in existing international regimes, the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) heard, as it continued its debate on conventional weapons.

20 Oct 2016 description

Insecurity still lingers in rural Luhansk as many of those who fled go back to shattered homes, hardship and an uncertain future.

By: Mansur Mirovalev | 20 October 2016

LUHANSK, Ukraine – On a baking hot day in August 2014, a shell killed Natalya Golovchenko’s mother and daughter right in front of her. She and her family, along with hundreds of others, were attempting to flee fighting raging outside Luhansk in eastern Ukraine.

20 Oct 2016 description


20 Oct 2016 description

Recovering the bodies of people killed in conflict and handling them with respect is essential, in Ukraine as in every country. Forensic personnel play a vital role, and the ICRC is supporting forensics work in Ukraine.

When people die during an armed conflict, their bodies must be managed respectfully. They must be found, recovered, documented, identified and properly buried.

ICRC forensics expert Maria Dolores Morcillo Mendez talks about forensic activities in Ukraine.

Why is forensics important?

19 Oct 2016 description

The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region compared with the previous reporting period, most of which were concentrated in the Avdiivka/Yasynuvata area and areas north-east of Mariupol. In Sartana the SMM saw two howitzers firing five rounds and heard outgoing explosions. In Luhansk region, the SMM also recorded more ceasefire violations compared with the previous day.

19 Oct 2016 description

This report is for media and the general public.


Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy, Russian Federation. The Observer Mission (OM) continues to operate 24/7 at both Border Crossing Points (BCPs). The overall number of border crossings by persons increased at both BCPs.


The OM is currently operating with 21 staff members, 20 permanent international staff members, including the Chief Observer (CO) and one first responder[1]. The Mission is supported administratively by a Vienna-based staff member.

19 Oct 2016 description

In response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine countless volunteers, as well as many international humanitarian actors, including the United Nations system, national and international NGOs, and other international organizations, are engaged in the humanitarian relief effort. In December 2014 the cluster system was activated, with 8 clusters engaging in life-saving activities throughout the country. This 3W (WHO is doing WHAT WHERE) captures the presence of partners currently on the ground in each oblast.

18 Oct 2016 description

34.8 M required for 2016
9.8 M contributions received, representing 28% of requirements
25.0 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation