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26 May 2017 description

The SMM’s operations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions remained restricted following the fatal incident of 23 April near Pryshyb; these restrictions continued to limit the Mission’s observations. The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region – including, however, fewer explosions – compared with the previous reporting period. It recorded more ceasefire violations in Luhansk region.

26 May 2017 description
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PROTECTION CONCERNS

Security situation: In April 2017, OHCHR recorded 62 conflict-related civilian casualties: 11 killed and 51 injured. On April 23, a mine-related incident killed one person and injured two staff of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine in Pryshyb (Luhansk NGCA). For the first time since the beginning of the conflict, the number of civilian casualties as a result of mine-related incidents outnumbered those as a result of shelling.

26 May 2017 description

On 25th of May ‘Voda Donbasa’ has informed WASH Cluster about accident on a 2nd Donetsk Water Way (2DWW), where main pipe d=1400 mm was broken, and a large leak was observed. Voda Donbasa has highlighted previously that key stretches to the 2DWW need urgent repairs. A 3.6 meters section will be patched by way of repair. Estimate time for this work is 1-2 days.

25 May 2017 description

SUMMARY

On 25 May 2017 at 06:48 (Moscow time), the sixty-third[1] Russian convoy arrived at the Donetsk Border Crossing Point (BCP). A total of 16 vehicles were checked by the Russian border guards and customs services prior to them crossing into Ukraine. All of the 16 vehicles had crossed back into the Russian Federation by 13:20 on 25 May.

DETAIL

Leaving the Russian Federation

24 May 2017 description

The SMM’s operations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions remained restricted following the fatal incident of 23 April near Pryshyb; these restrictions continued to limit the Mission’s observations. In Donetsk region the Mission recorded more ceasefire violations and explosions compared with the previous reporting period. In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded a similar number of ceasefire violations. It followed up on civilian casualties treated at the Donetsk Trauma Hospital. The Mission continued monitoring the disengagement areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske.

24 May 2017 description

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.

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

24 May 2017 description

The vision of the Ukraine Education Cluster is to ensure that all children and young people affected by conflict have equitable access to relevant, quality education in a safe and protective environment.

24 May 2017 description

ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN GROSSLY UNDERFUNDED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

New report shows only a small fraction of official development assistance goes toward ending violence against children For the first time, a review of official development assistance (ODA) to end violence against children has been done. The report Counting Pennies found that in 2015, total ODA spending was $174 billion and of that, less than 0.6 per cent was allocated to ending violence against children.

24 May 2017 description

Kiev (ICRC)– Three years after the start of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, several thousand people are still missing, although the exact number is not known. What is clear is that too many families are still waiting to know the whereabouts of their relatives.

To shine a spotlight on this issue, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is today opening an exhibition in Slaviansk entitled Uncertainty: Families of the Missing on Both Sides of the Conflict, devoted to missing persons and their families on either side of the line of contact in Donbas, eastern Ukraine.

24 May 2017 description
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UN Security Council should strengthen call for justice

(New York, May 24, 2017) – Deadly attacks on hospitals and medical workers in conflicts around the world remain uninvestigated and unpunished a year after the United Nations Security Council called for greater action, Human Rights Watch said today.

23 May 2017 description

LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENTS

This update provides information on legislative developments that occurred during the reporting period. Latest developments include laws on access to housing solutions for internally displaced persons (IDP), elimination of the need for a stamp confirming registration of the place of stay in IDP certificates, changes to the procedures on crossing the line of contact in eastern Ukraine, and other issues.

Adopted legislation

Laws regulating IDP’s access to certain rights and freedoms

23 May 2017 description

Conseil des droits de l’homme

Trente-cinquième session

6-23 juin 2017

Point 3 de l’ordre du jour

Promotion et protection de tous les droits de l’homme, civils, politiques, économiques, sociaux et culturels, y compris le droit au développement

Note du secrétariat

23 May 2017 description

Human Rights Council

Thirty-fifth session

6-23 June 2017

Agenda item 3

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

Note by the Secretariat