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23 Aug 2016 description

34.8 M required for 2016
9.4 M contributions received, representing 27% of requirements
25.3 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

20 Aug 2016 description


The following week it is planned to put into test operation a Single Register of internally displaced persons. Deputy Social Policy Minister Vitaly Mushchynin announced at a meeting with Manfred Profazi, head of the IOM (International Organization for Migration) mission in Ukraine.

During the meeting the partied discussed the results and plans for further cooperation with the IOM in the framework of projects aimed at support for the internally displaced persons.

20 Aug 2016 description

At the request of the Health Care State Programme of the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Ukraine, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was appointed to source the pentavalent vaccine. The pentavalent vaccine is a combined vaccine with five individual vaccines intended to actively protect against diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b.

UNDP sourced vaccine of Sanofi Pasteur, the leading manufacturer of this pentavalent vaccine. The vaccine is supplied under the brand name Pentaxim.

20 Aug 2016 description
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Summary of Procurement of Anti-Tuberculosis Medicines by UNDP as of August, 17, 2016

Kyiv, 17 August 2016 – As of today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has delivered 92 percent of all contracted medicines and health products to Ukraine’s Ministry of Health. These efforts have saved the government US$4 million.

These products are related to tuberculosis, hepatitis, hemophilia, orphan diseases, HIV and vaccines. UNDP supports the country’s procurement and contracting for these critical, life-saving products. The savings will allow the Ministry of Health to purchase and distribute additional stocks.

20 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Sievierodonetsk, Ukraine 18 August 2016 – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine and the Luhansk Region State Administration signed a Memorandum of Understanding that defines collaboration in giving children safe access to education. This includes improvement of the education infrastructure, creating child-friendly learning environment, provision of education supplies, sports equipment, and furniture for schools and kindergartens.

19 Aug 2016 description
report People in Need

At the occasion of the World Humanitarian Day on the 19th of August we commemorate all the humanitarian workers who, doing their work, often risk their lives. According to the data from The Aid Worker Security database, only within the last year 283 humanitarian workers were killed, kidnapped or injured. Of these people who were facing such danger in their work during the past years 90 % were local employees. In 2015, only 7 from the total of 109 people who lost their life were from foreign countries.

19 Aug 2016 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

In 2015, open sources reported 207 aid workers as assaulted or injured in 95 severe incidents. - During the first six months of 2016, 43 severe incidents reported 97 aid workers as assaulted or injured.
- 2 aid workers raped in South Sudan and Tanzania.
- 1 aid worker sexually assaulted in Zambia.

19 Aug 2016 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

816 aid workers reported killed, kidnapped, injured or assaulted between January 2015 and June 2016

In 2015, open sources reported 515 aid workers killed (179), kidnapped (129) and assaulted or injured (207) in 234 severe incidents. During the first six months of 2016, open sources reported 301 aid workers killed (129), kidnapped (75) and assaulted or injured (97) in 122 severe incidents.

19 Aug 2016 description
infographic Insecurity Insight
  • During the first six months of 2016, 25 severe incidents reported 75 aid workers kidnapped.
  • 76% of kidnapped aid workers were released (155).
  • 23% aid workers were released following community-led mediation in Afghanistan (23) and Somalia (12).
  • 3 aid workers were released after an undisclosed ransom payment in Somali.
  • Ransom demands reported in DRC and Nigeria.
  • 2 aid workers rescued by police (Afghanistan and Kenya).
19 Aug 2016 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Open sources reported damage to, loss of or the destruction of a wide range of humanitarian infrastructure on 160 occasions between January 2015 and June 2016.

18 Aug 2016 description

Foreign Ministry allocates 135,000 euros to three Estonian NGOs to alleviate the situation of the internally displaced persons and victims of conflict in Ukraine. Allocation is for the NGOs Ukrainian Cultural Centre, Estonian Refugee Council and Mondo, that initiated a charity campaign “For Ukraine” in October 2014.

17 Aug 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 number of border crossings by persons increased at both BCPs.


The OM is currently operating with 19 permanent international staff members, including the Chief Observer (CO). The Mission is supported administratively by a Vienna-based staff member.

17 Aug 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

This spring, humanitarian, writer, actor and UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd travelled to Ukraine. During her weeklong trip, she met with survivors of gender-based violence and internally displaced women and girls who have fled the conflict in eastern regions of Ukraine. Below are excerpts of her diaries from the mission.

17 Aug 2016 description


More than 5.1 million people crossed the ‘contact line’ through the five operational checkpoints since the beginning of the year, while under the threat of an increased number of shelling and shootings in the vicinity of checkpoints. On 6 and 9 August, due to regular exchange of fire the checkpoints in Marinka and Zaitseve suspended operations for several hours in order to avoid civilian casualties.