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27 Jan 2017 description
report Foundation.101
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Introduction

NGO "Foundation.101" has been implementing the initiative "Frontline Inspection" since September 2015. The aim of the initiative is to monitor the observance of human rights at the entry-exit control points on the line of contact, check the sanitary condition of control points and study public opinion on the work of inspectors and problems faced by citizens when crossing the line of contact.

26 Jan 2017 description

The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region overall but fewer explosions, compared with the previous reporting period. In Luhansk region the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations. It observed a civilian casualty in Dovhe and impact sites in Stanytsia Luhanska. The Mission continued monitoring the three disengagement areas in Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske but its access remained restricted. The SMM continued to monitor weapons withdrawal and observed weapons in violation of respective withdrawal lines.

26 Jan 2017 description

Courts in Ukraine are left out in a dilemma due to serious lacuna in national legal system in addressing grievances which regard to the conflict-affected peoples' housing, land and property (HLP) rights. Courts, despite some efforts to fill the void by applying analogous legal norms and principles, are yet to provide any formula for protecting HLP rights of conflict-affected people. The situation further strengthens the call for a comprehensive HLP legal and policy framework in line with international standards.

26 Jan 2017 description

Summary:

 The Ukrainian GDP increased by 2 percent in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the same quarter in 2015.

 The consumer prices in monthly terms grew by 0.9 percent in December 2016, while prices increased by 1.8 percent in November and 2.8 percent in October 2016.

 The average monthly salary in January - October 2016 increased by 22 percent to UAH 5,350.

 Agriculture has become one of the most important sectors of the Ukrainian economy.

25 Jan 2017 description

Emergency food assistance needs unprecedented as Famine threatens four countries

25 Jan 2017 description
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Joint HRW and AI Statement on Detention-Related Abuses in the Context of the Armed Conflict in Ukraine

(Kyiv) – Both sides in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine have detained and abused people with complete impunity, Human Rights Watch said today at a joint press conference with Amnesty International in Kyiv.

25 Jan 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 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.

OBSERVATIONS AT THE BORDER CROSSING POINTS

Persons crossing the border

25 Jan 2017 description

On Monday, January 23, Arnaud Pont, Handicap International desk officer for Ukraine attended The Human Face of the Eastern Conflict conference held in Brussels, which is addressing the humanitarian needs resulting from the conflict. Arnaud gives an update on this forgotten crisis.

Ukraine's current situation

25 Jan 2017 description
report Council of Europe

PACE has expressed its concern at the many cases of serious threats to media freedom in Europe listed by the Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists, set up by the Council of Europe in 2015. A resolution adopted today by the Assembly, on the basis of a report by Volodymyr Ariev (Ukraine, EPP/CD), highlights the death of 16 journalists since January 2015 following acts of violence in the member States.

24 Jan 2017 description

In both Donetsk and Luhansk regions the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations between the evenings of 22 and 23 January compared with the previous 24 hours. The Mission observed an impact site and damage to civilian houses from gunfire in Dovhe. The SMM continued monitoring the three disengagement areas in Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske but its access remained restricted. Video footage from the SMM camera in Stanytsia Luhanska revealed ceasefire violations inside the disengagement area on 21 and 22 January.

24 Jan 2017 description

VIENNA, 24 January 2017 – Following the latest Report of the Chief Monitor of the Special Monitoring Mission to the OSCE Permanent Council, the Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today condemned the continued deterioration of media freedom and safety of journalists in conflict-affected parts of Ukraine.

24 Jan 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Details of Response

Emergency: Emergency support to cold snap affected people from East Ukraine Date of Emergency: 17th January, 2017 ACT Requesting Member(s): Hungarian Interchurch Aid(HIA) Russian Orthodox Church (ROC)

I. NARRATIVE SUMMARY

DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY

24 Jan 2017 description
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KYIV, Ukraine, 24 January 2017 (UNHCR). The UN Refugee Agency welcomes the Action Plan toward the non-government controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. With this legislative development, Ukraine has taken an encouraging step toward fulfilling its international obligations to protect the rights of all citizens without discrimination and prevent further displacement.

23 Jan 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Tracking Earthquake and Flood Risks across Europe and Central Asia to Enhance Disaster Resilience

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A new publication released by the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery examines current and future trends in terms of earthquake and flood risks for 32 countries across the Europe and Central Asia region.