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22 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

KYIV, 13 July 2017 – 67% of children in Ukraine aged 11-17 faced bullying in the past three months. 24% of children were victims of bullying, and 48 % of these victims did not tell anyone about the incidents. These are the results of a research conducted for UNICEF earlier this year. These are alarming figures, particularly at a time when Ukraine is going through a conflict, which has left almost 1.6 million people internally displaced (IDPs), including 220,000 children.

21 Jul 2017 description

Kiev/Donetsk (ICRC) – The ICRC welcomes the agreement reached in Minsk on 19 July on the establishment of safety zones along the contact line in eastern Ukraine. The zones will be created around two water installations: the Vasilevka First Pumping Station and the Donetsk Filtration Station. Troops and military equipment will be withdrawn and no military operations will take place there.

21 Jul 2017 description
report Protection Cluster
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PROTECTION CONCERNS

  • Security situation: In June 2017, OHCHR recorded 65 conflict-related civilian casualties: 12 killed and 53 injured. In June, mine related incidents accounted for over quarter of civilian casualties.
    On 11-12 June, the village of Olhynka (Volnovasky Rayon, 10 km from the contact line) was affected by fighting, with 13 residential houses damaged. Allegedly, the area was shelled because of military personnel stationed in the village.

20 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ceasefire violations and ERW contamination near the contact line pose serious risk to civilians

  • Shelling damages key infrastructure, exacerbating emergency health, shelter, and water, sanitation, and hygiene needs

  • USG partners scale up humanitarian protection activities in conflict- affected areas of eastern Ukraine

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Jul 2017 description

VIENNA, 20 July 2017 – The mandate of the OSCE Observer Mission at the Russian Checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk was extended by three months to 31 October 2017 following a consensus decision today by participating States at the OSCE Permanent Council.

The mandate of the Mission remains unchanged. Operating under the principles of impartiality and transparency, the observers will monitor and report on the situation at the two Russian checkpoints, as well as on the movements across the border.

The Mission has been on the ground since 29 July 2014.

20 Jul 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting health workers, facilities and ambulances between January and June 2017. It includes incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources. The actual number of incidents affecting healthcare is undoubtedly higher.

20 Jul 2017 description

Vulnerable peoples are living at deadly risk in a growing number of no-go zones around the world, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG) in the 2017 Peoples under Threat index and online map.

This year’s index, which seeks to identify those countries around the world that are most at risk of genocide, mass killing or systematic violent repression, highlights how lack of access from the outside world allows killing to be perpetrated unchecked in disputed territories, militarized enclaves and, in some cases, whole countries.

19 Jul 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 21 permanent international mission 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

18 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

KYIV/BRUSSELS, 17 July 2017 – A new European Union-funded UNICEF project will strengthen vital education and protection services for children caught in the on-going conflict in eastern Ukraine.

The half a million EUR project will provide 13,800 children and young people living along the 'contact line' which separates government controlled areas from non-government controlled areas, and where fighting is most severe, with life-skills training, improved access to education and psychosocial support.

17 Jul 2017 description

On 30–31 May 2017, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine in collaboration with WHO conducted a consensus meeting on the assessment of the Ukrainian emergency care system. Emergency care systems are a key substrate for effective emergency response and for mitigating the risk of system collapse (and therefore, secondary mortality) in the face of large-scale emergencies.

17 Jul 2017 description

The 2015 Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment determined several priorities for strengthening the resilience of conflict-affected communities, especially displaced populations and their host communities. Alongside the rehabilitation of infrastructure and economic recovery, efforts would have to include the promotion of reconciliation and social cohesion and strengthening community security and access to justice.

17 Jul 2017 description
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Purpose: To analyse the general context for housing solutions and compensation in other contexts in order to make relevant recommendations for Ukraine on the ways ahead of policy formation, formation of compensation, restitution and compensation claims, development of housing programs. Through looking at the case studies of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Colombia, Cyprus, Georgia, Molodva and Serbia, the Housing, Land, and Property Technical Working Group found the following general trends that Ukraine should take into consideration:

CONCLUSIONS

16 Jul 2017 description

Trends and key figures

Since 01 January 2017 until 30 June 2017, 102,847 refugees and migrants have arrived in the Mediterranean (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). Arrivals by sea in this period comprised of 17 per cent children, 12 per cent women and 71 per cent men.