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07 Dec 2018 description

This report is for the media and the general public.

Summary

Compared with the previous reporting period, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations in both Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

The SMM continued to observe hardships faced by civilians at checkpoints along the contact line and followed up on reports that civilians had remained after closing hours in the area between the checkpoint of the armed formations and the entry-exit checkpoint of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Maiorsk.

07 Dec 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 145 safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in Europe between January 2017 and June 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). The focus is on countries where possible changing or emerging risks can be identified. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

06 Dec 2018 description

This report is for the media and the general public.

Summary

Compared with the previous reporting period, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and more in Luhansk region.

The Mission observed weapons in violation of withdrawal lines on both sides of the contact line.

The SMM facilitated and monitored adherence to the ceasefire to enable repairs to essential civilian infrastructure as well as damaged houses. It continued to facilitate the operation of the Donetsk Filtration Station.

05 Dec 2018 description

Beneficiary Satisfaction Survey report

Project: "Belarus - Responding to the most acute humanitarian needs of Ukrainian refugees and displaced persons" (supported by the European Commission - European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations – ECHO)

Background information

05 Dec 2018 description

MINSK, 4 December 2018 – The Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), Ambassador Martin Sajdik, made the following statement to the press after the meeting of the TCG ‎and its Working Groups in Minsk on 4 December 2018:

“Despite the efforts of the TCG and the sides’ guarantees, tensions in and around the conflict zone have not declined.

Instead of looking for a peaceful solution to the conflict, the sides seem to be moving in the opposite direction.

05 Dec 2018 description
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Introduction

Impartiality in discussion

Martin Quack

Why is impartiality important?

05 Dec 2018 description

05/12/2018

The number of people facing severe hunger in the world continues to rise, reaching 124 million people across 51 countries. Conflict and extreme climate events remain the main drivers behind severe food crises. Often occurring simultaneously, all dimensions of food security – food availability, access and utilization – are further undermined.

05 Dec 2018 description
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The newly constructed Administrative Service Centre (ASC) was officially opened in Sloviansk, Donetsk region, on December 5, 2018. The Centre was constructed and fully equipped with financial support from the European Union under a new phase of the joint EU/UNDP project “EU Support to the East of Ukraine – Recovery, Peacebuilding and Governance, 2018–2022” as a part of the UN Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme.

05 Dec 2018 description

Since 2014, UNHCR has offered individual cash solutions for the protection needs of internally displaced and other conflict affected persons in Ukraine.

Valentyna, 68, and her granddaughter Angelina, 9, are from a town in eastern Ukraine near the contact line of battle. In 2015, they fled for their safety. They have since made a living in another town gardening and selling vegetables, but are only able to afford a home in a very poor condition.

04 Dec 2018 description

This report is for the media and the general public.

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 compared to the previous week.

OPERATIONAL REMARKS

04 Dec 2018 description

Crises affect more people, for longer, and conflict remains the main driver of humanitarian and protection needs. The Global Humanitarian Overview presents detailed, prioritized and costed plans for how the United Nations and partner organizations will respond worldwide

(Geneva, 4 December 2018) – The world is witnessing extremely high levels of humanitarian need driven primarily by armed conflicts that generate enormous suffering and displacement for years on end.

04 Dec 2018 description

Kyiv – IOM Ukraine has been supporting the Weekend of Unlimited Opportunities, an initiative of the United Nations and local activists, which draws attention to the rights of over 2.6 million people with disabilities residing in the country. About 240,000 of the most vulnerable among them face daily challenges in basic tasks like getting out of their flats, accessing public transport, visiting a shop, a bank branch or even a social institution which does not have a ramp.