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01 Mar 2017 description
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  • In February 2016, the Government of Ukraine suspended social payments and pensions to some 500,000 - 600,000 IDPs in eastern Ukraine, pending verification of their continued presence in the place of IDP registration. The suspended benefits included benefits paid to displaced persons under Cabinet of Ministers Resolution No. 505 as well as pensions and other types of social payments.

01 Mar 2017 description

This report is for the general public and the media.


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. The fifty-eighth and fifty-ninth Russian convoys, both consisting of ten vehicles crossed into Ukraine and returned through the Donetsk Border Crossing Point on 21 and 28 February respectively.


01 Mar 2017 description

In Numbers

  • 4.4 million people affected (OCHA)

  • 3.8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA)

  • 620.000 people food insecure

Situation Update

28 Feb 2017 description
report Shelter Cluster

Scenario Development based on Current Situation and Lessons Learned from 2 years of Humanitarian Shelter Response in Ukraine

Based on 2 years of humanitarian response in Ukraine, the crisis’s protracted nature requires the Shelter/NFI Cluster to coordinate two scenarios in GCA and NGCA while partners work to respond to existing needs, while these needs continue to grow at a normal pace. However, escalations of fighting can require extra resources of cluster partners.

28 Feb 2017 description
report Shelter Cluster

Data collection on the field is influenced by many factors such as access, time, key informants, sampling or systematic factors etc. Even within the shelter sector, general conclusions about the state of a home after damage without providing specific details necessary for repairs created more confusion. Therefore, this technical note aimsto clarify the process and particularly the screening from raw data linked to damaged buildings into relatable information needed to meet the humanitarian needs.

28 Feb 2017 description

In 2016, the Surge Capacity Section (SCS) managed 144 deployments to 32 countries.

27 Feb 2017 description

Poorer countries host most of the forcibly displaced – report

According to a new UNHCR study, most of the 3.2 million who were driven from their homes in the first half of 2016 found shelter in low or middle income countries.

GENEVA – Conflict, persecution and violence newly uprooted at least 3.2 million people in the first half of last year, and low- and middle-income countries played the greatest role in sheltering the world’s displaced, a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has found.

26 Feb 2017 description

Moscow, Paris, Washington, 26 February, 2017 - The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassadors Igor Popov of Russia, Stephane Visconti of France and Richard Hoagland of the United States of America, released the following statement today:

24 Feb 2017 description

KYIV, 24 February 2017 - Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Ertugrul Apakan today condemned the targeting of SMM monitors and the seizure of an SMM mini-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) by “DPR” members.