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19 Apr 2017 description

As of 6 April 2017, Ukrainian explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams have cleared the territory of Balakliya town and 9 settlements in the vicinity. The contaminated area in and around Balakliya was reduced from 10 km to 1 km.

The electricity infrastructure has been restored in Balakliya and works to repair the gas supply infrastructure continue.

A total of 727 personnel and 133 vehicles, including EOD units from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, have been engaged in the emergency response.

19 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • The total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Crimea and eastern Ukraine is 1,590,056 as of 3 April 2017, according to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.

  • IOM assisted over 137,000 vulnerable IDPs and conflictaffected people in 24 regions of Ukraine.

  • Lack of funds made 40% of vulnerable IDPs IOM assisted with cash in Ukraine refuse medical treatment, according to the post-distribution monitoring of IOM’s project in 13 regions of Ukraine.

19 Apr 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

18 Apr 2017 description

30.5 M required for 2017

3.3 M contributions received, representing 11% of requirements

27.2 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

18 Apr 2017 description
report Foundation.101

INTRODUCTION

This analytical report is based on a study conducted by the NGO "Foundation.101" from October 2016 to January 2017.

15 Apr 2017 description

**This report is for the media and the general public. ****The Mission’s next report will be issued on 18 April 2017.**

14 Apr 2017 description

Popasnyanskyi vodokanal (PVK) now is in the process of increasing water supply to Luhansk NGCA after yesterday significant reduction from 800 cubic meters per day to approximately 300 cubic meters per day. The main reason of yesterday reduction of water supply was a payment issue. ‘Dzherelo novoho zhyttya’ (is a company, which has an agreement with PVK in the payment for water supply to Luhansk NGCA) did not pay fully the water bill for February 2017. Today PVK received partially payment for February (it is still not full payment).

13 Apr 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

LONDON, Apr 13 2017 (IPS) - Eighteen months ago, UN member-states pledged a new set of goals on eradicating extreme poverty and creating a fairer, more sustainable planet by 2030. This week, we have alarming evidence that at least one of those goals – Sustainable Development Goal 6, to reach everyone everywhere with access to water and sanitation – is already in peril.

13 Apr 2017 description

Unlike Hungary, Poland has not seen thousands of migrants from Africa and Middle East at its borders

WARSAW, April 13 (Reuters) - Poland is working on regulations that would allow it to detain asylum seekers in border camps, the interior minister said on Thursday, arguing such a policy has served Hungary well despite it being criticised by the United Nations.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

13 Apr 2017 description

Iryna Komyakova, 41, stands outside the Department of Labour and Social Protection in Kramatorsk, where she has just finished submitting paperwork so her 17-year old son Andriy can receive a scholarship as an IDP. She spent about two hours waiting in line on that day - not long compared to her previous visits. Remaining in the office are about 20 other people, who are either standing in lines, filling in applications, or arguing with officials.

12 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Escalation: In light of a recent escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, the Shelter Cluster drafted guidance for partners and local authorities to identify correctly escalations and changes in the crisis to thus facilitate coordination efforts. The Shelter Cluster’s note focused on two key indicators: number of damages and number of people internally displaced. Shelter/NFI partners approved the document at the national cluster meeting on the February 27th 2017.

12 Apr 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Between January 2015 and December 2016, 183 aid workers were reportedly arrested, charged, detained, or imprisoned in 27 events, based on Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources.

12 Apr 2017 description

This report is for the general public and the media.

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.

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.

11 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • A fire at an ammunition depot near Balakliya, Kharkiv oblast, led to explosions that lasted several days, resulting in the death of one woman and two people injured as well as the temporary displacement of nearly 30,000 people, including 3,500 children. Almost 8,000 children missed school for several days as they had to be relocated.