- WFP Ukraine Country Brief, December 2016
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin: Ukraine | Issue 15 | 1 October - 31 December 2016
- Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine (16 Aug to 15 Nov 2016) [EN/RU/UK]
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017 [EN/UK]
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
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.
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.
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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)
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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.
Tracking Earthquake and Flood Risks across Europe and Central Asia to Enhance Disaster Resilience
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.
“Nearly 4 million people are still suffering due to the ongoing war in eastern Ukraine”: this is the major call of the conference “Ukraine – the Human Face of the Eastern Conflict”, co-organized in Brussels today by humanitarian NGOs active for the populations concerned, Action contre la Faim (ACF), the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and People In Need (PIN). Protection, assistance and access are the main concerns since the conflict turned emergency needs into structural issues.
A period of exceptionally cold and snowy winter weather occurred in the first half of January 2017 in Eastern, Central and Southern Europe, including Turkey and Greece.
Homeless people, asylum seekers, refugees in camps and Internally Displaced People (IDPs) have been among the most vulnerable.
In Greece and the Balkans, teams are assisting both the local population (homeless, vulnerable people, stranded motorists) and asylum seekers and refugees who have already endured months in harsh conditions.
This report is for the media and the general public.
KYIV 21 January 2017
The SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations in Donetsk region compared with the previous reporting period. In Luhansk region the SMM observed more explosions, but all were assessed as part of live-fire exercises outside the security zone. The SMM continued monitoring the three disengagement areas in Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske but its access remained restricted.* Beyond the disengagement areas, Ukrainian Armed Forces denied SMM access near Pikuzy.* The Mission observed weapons missing from permanent storage sites.
The end of the year has seen a number of legislative developments affecting internally displaced persons (IDPs), including access to free legal aid for IDPs, changes in IDP registration procedures and physical verification of IDP pensioners.
This is a list of essential hygiene items that are appropriate to the specific needs of older people and people with disabilities. Humanitarian agencies undertaking interventions in hygiene promotion should incorporate these items into their general hygiene package so as to target older people and people with disabilities within their response.
Furthermore, the guiding notes also contain tips on what implementing organisations should take into consideration prior to a distribution and after a distribution exercise whilst planning for older people and people with disabilities.
Persons with disabilities are among those furthest behind and accordingly the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their indicators clearly state that disaggregated data are needed and should be collected for the purpose of monitoring advancement in the implementation of the goals for this segment of the population.
This report is for the media and the general public.
VIENNA, 19 January 2017 – Following a period of relative calm in much of eastern Ukraine over the New Year and Christmas period, those who prefer to threaten and use force are once again undermining security for the inhabitants of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, said the OSCE Chairperson’s Special Representative Martin Sajdik and the Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) Ertugrul Apakan to OSCE Permanent Council.
In December, WFP prepared for the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) implementation which will replace the Emergency Operation in 2017 and will focus on activities designed to meet the short to medium term food security needs of vulnerable populations in eastern Ukraine, providing emergency food assistance and engaging people in livelihood creation activities.
Las nacionalidades más comunes de los solicitantes de asilo son sirias, ucranianas y venezolanas.
En Grecia, Cruz Roja Española apoya la atención en salud, apoyo psicosocial y promoción de higiene en 2 campamentos en la región próxima a Atenas, además de gestionar la información de servicios y actividades de la Cruz Roja Helénica en 11 campos en distintos puntos del país.
The SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations in both Donetsk and Luhansk regions compared with the previous reporting period. Damage caused by shelling was observed in Horlivka, Olenivka and Kalynove. The SMM continued monitoring the three disengagement areas in Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske but its access remained restricted.* The Mission continued to monitor weapons’ withdrawal. The SMM facilitated and monitored adherence to the ceasefire to enable “LPR” members to recover the body of a civilian male near Zhovte.