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31 May 2016 description

This report is for media and the general public.

SUMMARY

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

OPERATIONAL REMARKS

The OM is currently operating with 20 permanent international staff members, including the Chief Observer (CO). The Mission is supported administratively by a Vienna-based staff member.

OBSERVATIONS AT THE BORDER CROSSING POINTS

Persons crossing the border

31 May 2016 description

This report is for media and the general public.

The SMM observed a high number of ceasefire violations in Donetsk region, similar to the level observed on the previous day. With the exception of Stanytsia Luhanska, Luhansk region remained largely calm. The Mission continued to monitor the withdrawal of weapons, and noted armoured combat vehicles in the security zone. The Mission’s freedom of movement was restricted several times, mostly in areas not controlled by the Government, and once at a Ukrainian Armed Forces permanent storage site.*

30 May 2016 description

This week, health ministers from around the world are convening in Geneva for the annual World Health Assembly (WHA). Among other public health topics, delegates will review and discuss the latest global polio epidemiology. The GPEI has set up a WHA-specific polio website, with the key documents that are guiding discussions.

30 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • During April 2016, WFP along with its cooperating partners (CPs) provided food assistance to 131,000 people under Emergency Operation (EMOP) 200765. Of this, 54 percent went to people in government controlled areas (GCAs) and 46 percent to non-government controlled areas (NGCAs).

  • Currently, WFP is collaborating with local authorities in their efforts to promote recovery and resilience at village level. The project focuses on rebuilding assets as well as the rehabilitation of community infrastructures.

30 May 2016 description

This Operations Update No. 6 gives an account of the humanitarian situation and the Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS)`s response for the period between 1 September 2015 and 29 February 2016, with the support of its partners, to the needs of internally displaced persons and returnees affected by the crisis in Ukraine.

Summary:

30 May 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.

30 May 2016 description
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Human Rights Council Thirty-second session

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions on his mission to Ukraine

Note by the Secretariat

29 May 2016 description

Kyiv, Ukraine (26 May 2016) – In 2016, the Government of Japan, the Government of Ukraine, the United Nations in Ukraine, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will undertake joint efforts to provide life-saving humanitarian aid, and more medium to long-term recovery assistance to people living in conflict-affected areas in eastern Ukraine. Nine projects are funded by the Government of Japan totalling USD 13.64 million.

29 May 2016 description

The European Union grants an additional EUR 10-million financial support in a bid to strengthen the positive developments already achieved to date by UNDP-Ukraine’s programme for the “Restoration of Governance and Reconciliation in Crisis-Affected Communities of Ukraine”. The programme will focus on local government reform, gender-responsive recovery and improved service delivery.

27 May 2016 description

On 27 May an SMM foot patrol comprised of ten members (including a paramedic) was near “DPR”-controlled Yasynuvata (16km north-east of Donetsk) to follow up on a reported incident involving a “DPR” member injured by sniper fire. The SMM was accompanied by the Russian Federation Armed Forces Major General at the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) and seven armed “DPR” members.

27 May 2016 description

At 09:28, the SMM lost all communication with its long-range unmanned aerial vehicle flying over “DPR”-controlled Ozerianivka (35km north-east of Donetsk), on the south-western outskirts of “DPR”-controlled Horlivka (39km north-east of Donetsk). Emergency procedures were activated but the UAV did not respond. Shortly before communications were lost, the UAV had spotted a multi-purpose tracked vehicle (MTLB) with a surface-to-air missile system (9K35 Strela-10, 120mm) mounted on top.

27 May 2016 description

BERLIN, 27 May 2016 – Following two recent incidents targeting the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) in the country’s east, OSCE Chairperson-in Office and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement:

27 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Rebekka Opfermann

At first glance, the School No. 12 in Slovyansk, Eastern Ukraine, looks like any other school. Proud parents drop off their sons and daughters first thing in the morning; children chase balls, play games and chatter excitedly and busy teachers rush in and out of the staff room.

27 May 2016 description

Another stage of humanitarian operation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions has been successfully finished. The 52nd Russian Emergencies Ministry convoy delivered to Donetsk and Luhansk regions over 1,200 tons of relief goods.

On their way back, all the trucks went through customs control at Donetsk and Matveyev Kurgan checkpoints.

26 May 2016 description

This report is for media and the general public.

SUMMARY

On 26 May 2016 at 06:33hrs (Moscow time), a Russian convoy arrived at the Donetsk Border Crossing Point (BCP). A total of 47 vehicles were checked by the Russian border guards and customs services. All of the 47 vehicles had crossed back into the Russian Federation by 14:45hrs on 26 May.

DETAIL

Leaving the Russian Federation

26 May 2016 description
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Ukraine (26 May 2016) – In 2016, the Government of Japan, the Government of Ukraine, the United Nations in Ukraine, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will undertake joint efforts to provide life-saving humanitarian aid, and more medium to long-term recovery assistance to people living in conflict-affected areas in eastern Ukraine. Nine projects are funded by the Government of Japan totalling USD 13.64 million.