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22 Mar 2017 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-fourth session
27 February-24 March 2017
Agenda item 10
Technical assistance and capacity-building

I. Executive Summary

1. This report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) covers the period from 14 March 2014 to 31 January 2017. It applies to the whole territory of Ukraine, including the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, as per United Nations General Assembly resolution 68/262 on the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

22 Mar 2017 description

Kyiv, March 22, 2017 – In 2016, approximately 29,000 Ukrainians were diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) that is 4.3% less than in 2015. While TB incidence is decreasing, multi-drug-resistant TB is on the rise. Timely identification and following the prescribed treatment plan is often an issue as well.

22 Mar 2017 description

This report is for the general public and the media.

SUMMARY

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 sixtieth Russian convoy crossed into Ukraine and returned through the Donetsk Border Crossing Point.

OPERATIONAL REMARKS

22 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • In February 2017, WFP Ukraine has distributed in-kind food assistance transferred from its previous emergency operation to PRRO 200953 to 35,503 people.

  • In response to an escalation of the conflict beginning of February, WFP and its cooperating partner ADRA provided emergency food assistance in affected settlements in government controlled areas (GCA).

  • WFP is concerned about funding constraints for 2017. The PRRO urgently requires USD 12.3 million to cover operational needs until August 2017.

22 Mar 2017 description

This report is for the general public and the media.

SUMMARY

On 16 March 2017 at 07:20 hrs (Moscow time), the sixtieth Russian convoy arrived at the Donetsk Border Crossing Point (BCP). A total of 15 vehicles were checked by the Russian border guards and customs services prior to them crossing into Ukraine. All of the 15 vehicles had crossed back into the Russian Federation by 13:45 hrs on 16 March.

DETAIL

Leaving the Russian Federation

22 Mar 2017 description

30.5 M required for 2017

2.8 M contributions received, representing 9% of requirements

27.7 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

22 Mar 2017 description

​Human Rights Council
MORNING
22 March 2017

The Human Rights Council this morning held separate interactive dialogues on an oral update of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Ukraine, and on the report of the High Commissioner on the situation of human rights and the activities of the Office in Guinea, under its agenda item on technical assistance and capacity building.

21 Mar 2017 description

Ukraine is among only 14 countries in the WHO European Region where measles and rubella remain endemic. With WHO support, health authorities in the country organized a national conference on measles and rubella elimination on 21–22 February 2017 in Kyiv.

21 Mar 2017 description
report UNOPS

The Military Medical Clinical Centre of the Central Region in Vinnytsia is one of six hospitals throughout Ukraine to receive medical equipment with support from the Government of Japan.

The Government of Japan donated a Computed Tomography (CT) scanner and endoscopy equipment —worth​ a total value of $660,000 — to the hospital on 20 March 2017.

The new equipment will significantly improve medical examinations. The CT scanner will replace a broken scanner and will allow the hospital to perform up to 140 medical examinations every month.

21 Mar 2017 description

SOS Children’s Villages launched an emergency programme in 2014 to help children and families affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine. It is one of the few organisations working on both sides of the contact line.

20 Mar 2017 description

Ernst Reichel, Germany’s Ambassador to Ukraine, today in Kyiv handed over to the OSCE’s civilian Special Monitoring Mission the thermal imaging cameras that Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel had pledged to provide during his most recent visit.

In this connection, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel issued the following statement in Berlin today (20 March):

18 Mar 2017 description

The SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations in both Donetsk and Luhansk regions compared with the previous reporting period. The Mission followed up on civilian casualties in Donetsk and Valiuske, and observed damage to civilian property in Horlivka and Dokuchaievsk. The Mission monitored the disengagement areas in Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske, but its access remained restricted.* The SMM camera recorded ceasefire violations inside the Zolote area.

18 Mar 2017 description

On 17 March five SMM members were positioned – outside two of its vehicles – 15km north of Donetsk on the eastern side of highway H20, where it intersects with a secondary road leading east to Donetsk Water Filtration Station, (located between government-controlled Avdiivka and “DPR”-controlled Yasynuvata) to monitor adherence to the ceasefire for demining at and around the filtration station as well as the restoration of water supply to both sides of the contact line. The Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) had facilitated security guarantees.

17 Mar 2017 description

The SMM recorded a similar number of ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and more ceasefire violations in Luhansk region compared with the previous reporting period. The Mission followed up on a civilian casualty in Pokrovsk and observed damage to civilian property and infrastructure in Zolote, Kruta Hora, Irmino and Luhanske. The SMM monitored the disengagement areas in Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske, but its access remained restricted.* The SMM camera recorded ceasefire violations inside the Stanytsia Luhanska disengagement area.