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04 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the second quarter of 2017 (April to June). The maps on pages 6–7 provide impact analysis dis-aggregated to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

04 Aug 2017 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 7 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. Meanwhile, humanitarian access remains severely constrained.

04 Aug 2017 description
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July issue of the Legal Alert, focuses on the following:

  • Draft law on restoration of pensions for conflict-affected population
  • Additional reporting for civil society organizations
  • Draft laws on additional identification of IDPs willing to obtain passport
  • Housing support for IDPs and register of subsidies
04 Aug 2017 description
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In Numbers

4.4 million people affected (OCHA)

3.8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA)

620,000 people food insecure

300,000 internally displaced persons (GCA) (HNO 2017)

Highlights

  • In June, WFP delivered food assistance to some 30,000 people in both government-controlled (GCA) and non-government controlled areas (NGCA) of Donetsk and Luhansk.

03 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • From January to June 2017, increased violence on both sides of the contact line resulted in civilian infrastructure repeatedly damaged in the line of fire. At least 78 water related incidents were reported, 27 more than from January to June in 2016, which threatened access to water for over 1.8 m people including 400,000 children. At least 67 conflict-related civilian deaths and 308 injuries were also reported.

03 Aug 2017 description

The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions compared with the previous reporting period. The Mission continued monitoring the disengagement areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske and noted a calm situation. Its access remained restricted there and elsewhere, including at Verkhnoshyrokivske where armed “DPR” members impeded the SMM’s access to areas east of Mariupol for a sixth consecutive day.

03 Aug 2017 description

MINSK, 3 August 2017 – The Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), Ambassador Martin Sajdik, made the following statement to the press after the meeting of the TCG ‎and its working groups in Minsk on 2 August 2017:

03 Aug 2017 description

Winterization Context and Objectives

In the first half of 2017 alone, the conflict has already caused new damage to over roughly 700 homes on both sides of the contact line in addition to the backlog of damaged homes from 2016 and 2015. Coinciding with a time of displacement where 66% of IDPs are renting their accommodation, the average price of living is difficult during the winter season particularly for utilities. Moreover, returnees on both sides of the contact line are unable to adequate insulate their homes in advance of the winter.

03 Aug 2017 description

Highlights
- Status of Centers: Between May 2016 and May 2017, nineteen collective centers closed, but five were newly opened. 251 collective centers (CCs) were contacted during the 3rd round (231 previously registered in the database and 20 newly identified).
- Population: The population in Collective Centers is stable and often used as a last resort solution for IDPs which are facing socio-economical challenges. The percentage of pensioners rose with an extra 35%, while the number of disabled residents significantly reduced.

03 Aug 2017 description
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Internal displacement in Ukraine is primarily due to the armed conflict in the country’s eastern Donbass region that started in April/May 2014. Presently, more than 1.7 million people are officially registered as IDPs, amounting to 4 per cent of Ukraine’s overall population of 42.5 million but not including those displaced inside non Government controlled areas. Displacement first occurred in 2014 and is ongoing.

03 Aug 2017 description

Brian Lucas, Brigitte Rohwerder, and Kerina Tull

Question

Provide an overview of gender roles, dynamics and impacts in the Ukraine conflict, including humanitarian impacts, social impacts, the role of women as conflict actors, and structural factors and causes of tension and conflict insofar as they relate to gender roles and dynamics.

Summary

02 Aug 2017 description

According to the Cluster Munition Monitor 2016 report, cluster munitions were used repeatedly in Syria and Yemen: [1] 76 attacks using cluster munitions were documented between September 2015 and July 2016 in Syria, very probably a conservative estimate. In Yemen, at least 19 attacks were documented between April 2015 and February 2016. Cluster munitions were also used in Sudan and Ukraine until early 2015.

02 Aug 2017 description
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Situational overview: Security situation remained volatile, with continued targeting of civilian infrastructure.

Protection concerns: The Government passed amendments to revise criteria for inclusion in the targeted financial assistance programme.

Assistance provided: In June, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 1,000 people.

KEY INDICATORS

02 Aug 2017 description

OFID Quarterly examines the wellbeing, safety of children across the world

Vienna, Austria, August 2, 2017. “I like schnitzels, but some food, I don't like,” says 14 year-old Shokria, who is originally from Afghanistan. “I miss some special food from Afghanistan.” Shokria left her home when her father was killed and has been in Vienna for nearly two years. Her story is just one of many perspectives on child refugees examined by the July edition of the OFID Quarterly magazine, which is circulating as of today.

02 Aug 2017 description

This report is for the 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 number of border crossings by persons decreased at both BCPs. A Russian convoy of 21 vehicles crossed to Ukraine and returned to the Russian Federation.

OPERATIONAL REMARKS

01 Aug 2017 description
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The Norwegian Refugee Council has analysed three projects of allocation of social housing for internally displaced (IDPs) in Donetsk oblast. Such allocations are complicated, as Ukrainian legislation does not list IDPs among the categories of population entitled for social housing. The only case when the local council managed to provide social housing to IDPs was through the application of the Laws “On Local Self-Government in Ukraine” and “On Housing Fund for Social Purposes”