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29 Jul 2017 description

27 July, Lviv – The Polish government and UNDP in Ukraine, in close cooperation with the Ukrainian government, launched the second phase of a project aimed at supporting businesses by men and women affected by the conflict.

The second phase of the project with a total budget of USD 500,000 will continue to support self-employment and the creation of new jobs for IDPs and host communities in the government-controlled areas of Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts.

28 Jul 2017 description

Each year, millions of people are forced from their homes by conflict, violence and disasters. Some cross borders to seek protection as refugees, but the majority remain internally displaced within their own countries.

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28 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Giovanna Barberis

An outbreak of measles in Ukraine is rapidly spreading. This year there have been 1,000 cases; that’s 20 times higher than the whole of last year, with measles reported among children, adolescents and adults in 14 of the country’s 24 provinces.

Sadly, this latest outbreak doesn’t come as a surprise.

According to 2016 data from the World Health Organisation (WHO), Ukraine ranks last in terms of vaccination coverage in Europe. At the end of last year, fewer than 50 percent of one year olds had been vaccinated against measles.

27 Jul 2017 description

This report is for the general public and the media.

SUMMARY

On 27 July 2017 at 07:05 (Moscow time), the sixty-fifth [1] Russian convoy arrived at the Donetsk Border Crossing Point (BCP). A total of 21 vehicles were checked by the Russian border guards and customs services prior to their crossing into Ukraine. All of the 21 vehicles had crossed back into the Russian Federation by 14:39 on 27 July.

DETAIL

27 Jul 2017 description

The SMM recorded a similar number of ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and fewer ceasefire violations in Luhansk region compared with the previous reporting period. The SMM continued monitoring the disengagement areas; its access remained restricted there and elsewhere, including again in Novoazovsk and Siedove, both areas close to the border with the Russian Federation, as well as in Horlivka and Olenivka.* The SMM followed up on reports of a civilian casualty in Oleksandrivka.

26 Jul 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 increased at both BCPs. Rotation of the Ukrainian officials who are present at the Donetsk BCP took place.

OPERATIONAL REMARKS

25 Jul 2017 description

The German government says Germany, France, Russia, and Ukraine have agreed on a number of "immediate measures" to push forward with a peace deal brokered in 2015 to end the bloody fighting in eastern Ukraine.

The government in Berlin said late on July 24 that the so-called Normandy Group called for the immediate halt to all violations of the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, where Russia-backed separatists are fighting forces of the central government in Kyiv.

24 Jul 2017 description

DONETSK FILTER STATION DE-ENERGIZED BY SHELLING

The WASH Cluster was informed, that during the evening of 22nd July (at 19:25) Donetsk Filter Station (DFS) was de-energized due to shelling. Voda Donbasa (VD) also evacuated their staff working at the DFS at 20:30.

DFS supplies water to the following settlements: Avdiivka, Kruta Balka, Vasylivka, Mineralne, Yakovlivka, Verkhniotoretske, part of Yasynuvata and western areas of Donetsk city, and officially provides water in total to 345,309 people (December 2016 figures from Voda Donbasa).