Security situation: In June 2017, OHCHR recorded 65 conflict-related civilian casualties: 12 killed and 53 injured. In June, mine related incidents accounted for over quarter of civilian casualties.
On 11-12 June, the village of Olhynka (Volnovasky Rayon, 10 km from the contact line) was affected by fighting, with 13 residential houses damaged. Allegedly, the area was shelled because of military personnel stationed in the village.
On the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture we call once again to stop torture in all its form and to respond the plight of all those that have been exposed to this terrible and inhumane practice, and of their families and loved ones. Our thoughts also go to all those who engage tirelessly in combatting torture, raising awareness and caring for its victims, sometimes putting their own safety and lives at risk. Listening to the victims of torture makes us understand better how to fight it.
In April, WFP delivered food assistance to 7,700 people residing in the non-government controlled (NGCA) of Donetsk, which is estimated to be the region with the highest number of food insecure people.
WFP is in critical need of funding support: USD 16 million is urgently required in order to continue providing direct food assistance and implementing Food-for-Assets and Food-for-Training activities, scheduled to start in May of 2017.
Discrimination against individuals with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI) in Ukraine is widespread, with several dozen hate crimes and incidents reported each year. Almost 30% of all hate crimes reported in 2015 were based on SOGI, and almost 50% of violent attacks were motivated by the victim’s real or perceived SOGI.
Conflict in Ukraine enters its fourth year with no end in sight – UN report
KYIV/GENEVA (13 June 2017) – Parties to the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine have repeatedly failed to implement ceasefire agreements, allowing hostilities to escalate and claim more lives as the conflict moved into its fourth year, a UN report published today says.
1. The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/265, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a comprehensive report at its seventy-first session on the implementation of the resolution. The report covers the period from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 and draws on information received from a number of United Nations entities.
Security situation: In April 2017, OHCHR recorded 62 conflict-related civilian casualties: 11 killed and 51 injured. On April 23, a mine-related incident killed one person and injured two staff of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine in Pryshyb (Luhansk NGCA). For the first time since the beginning of the conflict, the number of civilian casualties as a result of mine-related incidents outnumbered those as a result of shelling.
Human Rights Council
6-23 June 2017
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development
Note by the Secretariat
As World Malaria Day 2017 approaches, there is much to celebrate.
According to the latest estimates from WHO:
- New malaria cases fell by 21% between 2010 and 2015 worldwide.
Malaria death rates fell by 29% in the same 5-year period.
Between 2010 and 2015, many regions made impressive progress in reducing their malaria burden.
In sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains heavily concentrated, malaria case incidence and death rates fell by 21% and 31%, respectively, over this 5-year period.
21 April 2017 | GENEVA, AMSTERDAM: New World Health Organization (WHO) data reveal that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The WHO Global hepatitis report, 2017 indicates that the large majority of these people lack access to life-saving testing and treatment. As a result, millions of people are at risk of a slow progression to chronic liver disease, cancer and death.
4.4 million people affected (OCHA)
3.8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA)
620.000 people food insecure
300.000 internally displaced persons (GCA) (HNO 2017)
According to the latest Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis, the overall number of food insecure people in Donbass is estimated to be 620,000 people. Among those, nearly 38,000 are internally displaced persons (IDPs).
More than 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are experiencing famine or at risk of famine over the coming six months. UN agencies and humanitarian partners are ready to scale up the response to avert a catastrophe, but the necessary funds and access to do so are required immediately.
NIGERIA - EMERGENCY
An elevated risk of famine persists in the north-east. Some areas remain inaccessible to humanitarians, leaving affected people in life-threatening conditions.
SOUTH SUDAN - FAMINE
Escalation of hostilities has exacerbated civilian suffering – UN report