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Emergency risk communication (ERC) is a vital public health intervention. It can save lives during emergency situations and, as such, should be considered an investment in people’s health, safety and security.
Starting today, a new package is available to guide countries of the Region in establishing systems and plans for effective ERC tailored to their specific contexts. The package is the result of a pioneering project launched by WHO/Europe in March 2017.
The pilot phase
Situational overview: Security situation remained volatile, though ceasefire violations decreased.
Protection concerns: There were nearly 1.1 million crossings of the five checkpoints in eastern Ukraine; UNHCR continued to provide support to improve conditions for persons crossing.
Assistance provided: In September, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 1,500 people.
Security situation remained volatile, though ceasefire violations decreased.
The Ministry of Social Policy issued a report on the implementation of the National Action Plan on Adaptat ion and Integration of IDPs for Q2 2017 .
In August , UNHCR provided non - food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 1,900 people.
Update On Achievements
Situational overview: Security situation remained volatile, with continued targeting of civilian areas.
Protection concerns: MPs registered a draft law that would de-link pension payments from IDP status.
Assistance provided: In July, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 600 people.
people reached through NFI assistance from UNHCR and partners in 2017.
Situational overview: Security situation remained volatile, with continued targeting of civilian infrastructure.
Protection concerns: The Government passed amendments to revise criteria for inclusion in the targeted financial assistance programme.
Assistance provided: In June, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 1,000 people.
Situational overview: Security situation remained volatile, with increasing violence on the line of contact in Luhansk.
Protection concerns: MPs introduced new draft legislation regarding the status of the nongovernment controlled areas.
Assistance provided: In May, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 10,100 people
Update On Achievements
Reached through Shelter/NFI assistance from UNHCR and partners in 2017
received legal assistance from UNHCR partners in 2017
received coal or winter clothing through UNHCR’s 2016/2017 winterization programme
USD 37.7 million
required for 2017
Situational overview: During the reporting period, the security situation progressively deteriorated following an Easter ceasefire.
Protection concerns: Draft law 3593-d “On the Temporarily Occupied Territory of Ukraine” rejected in parliamentary committee.
Assistance provided: In April, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 5,000 people.
UNDP-Ukraine’s programme for “Restoration of Governance and Reconciliation in Crisis-Affected Communities of Ukraine” shows first signs of success in facilitating recovery, improving public services, restoring trust and building bridges between authorities and communities in the Donbas region.
When peace processes also include women, the resulting peace is more sustainable. Sweden is now entering a partnership with Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security in Washington DC, by financially supporting a project that will study women’s roles in peace processes in Ukraine and Myanmar. The cooperation will be announced today by Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström when she visits the Institute.
Situation overview: An assessment mission to Donetsk conducted by UNHCR between 19-22 February reconfirmed huge humanitarian needs. Scale-up of humanitarian presence in the east is urgently required. People are living in basements, bomb shelters or under the rubble of their houses or apartment buildings. In particular they lack food, medicine and heating.
UNHCR provides aid in areas not controlled by the Ukrainian government for the first time in the conflict.
UNHCR is concerned that measures on movement restrictions for people and cargo to conflict zones could worsen the dire situation for those displaced and further complicate the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
Over 2,000 victims of shelling in the southern city of Mariupol received emergency assistance from UNHCR.
The Nordic foreign ministers today decided to provide early assistance to Ukraine in the field of humanitarian reconstruction and energy efficiency. The aid is to be made available for the affected and vulnerable regions of eastern and southern Ukraine.
As of 16 October, 417,246 IDPs have been identified by Ukraine’s State Emergency Service. 95% come from the eastern regions of Ukraine.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted law on protection of internally displaced persons in addition to resolutions on IDP registration and provision of financial assistance, introduced by Cabinet of Ministers.
As of 18 September, almost 275,500 Ukrainians have been displaced throughout Ukraine. Almost 94% of them come from the eastern regions of Ukraine.
Within the reporting period, UNHCR distributed humanitarian aid worth more than 200,000 USD to the most vulnerable IDPs. Deliveries included assistance to rebuild destroyed homes.
More than 250,000 USD was provided in form of cash assistance to about 1,500 vulnerable IDPs in Kyiv, Lviv and Vinnytsia region.
Almost 260,000 persons are displaced throughout Ukraine as of 1 September. 94% come from eastern Ukraine.
At least 143,000 have fled in the past three weeks due to the intensified fighting in eastern regions.
The number of Ukrainians applying for international protection reached 121,190 in the Russian Federation and 4,106 across the EU.
The Government decided today to provide SEK 35 million in humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. This will go to food, medicine, blankets, etc.