Appeals & Response Plans
- Europe/Northern Africa: Cold Wave - Jan 2012
- Central Europe: Floods - May 2010
- Europe: Cold Wave - Dec 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Central and Eastern Europe: Floods - Jul 2008
- Ukraine: Storm - Jul 2007
- Ukraine: Floods - Jul 2006
- Belarus/Russian Fed./Ukraine and Moldova: Severe Weather - Feb 2006
- Ukraine: Floods - Mar 2001
- Hungary: Floods - Mar 2001
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator calls for urgent political solution to end suffering of millions of people in eastern Ukraine [EN/RU/UK]
- Inter-group relations improve, but satisfaction with quality of life worsens, according to UN Social Cohesion and Reconciliation Index for eastern Ukraine [EN/UK]
- Terre des hommes launches the first FabLab in Eastern Ukraine focused to support children and youth affected by the conflict [EN/UK]
- Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 11 December 2018
- Human rights must be mainstreamed in all policies – Blerta Cela, UNDP
Kyiv, 12 December 2018 – The results of the 2018 wave of the UN Social Cohesion and Reconciliation Index for eastern Ukaine (USE) were released today, on 12 December 2018, at use.scoreforpeace.org. The findings show that while inter-group relations are improving, satisfaction with the quality of life has worsened in eastern Ukraine.
(Ukraine, 11 December 2018): On her mission to eastern Ukraine, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Ms. Osnat Lubrani was intent to witness first-hand the suffering of conflict-affected civilians and observe the humanitarian efforts underway on both sides of the “contact line”.
Throughout 2018, UNHCR has provided Individual Protection Assistance (IPA) as a part of its wider protection response. IPAs are a one-time cash or non-cash assistance provided to vulnerable persons with specific protection needs, which prevent their exposure to further risks and rights violations. For more information on IPAs, refer to page 8
- Security Council puts Ukraine crisis in the spotlight
- Autumn sees more civilian casualties than summer
- Landmines continue to take lives
- Married couple killed by landmines
- Petition to protect workers and ensure water for all
- Over one million Ukrainians receive assistance and protection services
- Humanitarian Response Plan 36 per cent funded
UN Security Council puts Ukraine back on global agenda
In eastern Ukraine UNDP is proactively supporting peacebuilding and conflict prevention by facilitating improved service delivery, decentralization, economic recovery, rebuilding and reduction of inequality and by strengthening the rule of law and building respect for human rights.
Indiscriminate shelling and targeted artillery attacks damaged or destroyed more than 740 schools in Ukraine, and both sides of the conflict used schools and universities as bases and barracks. Artillery fire, other explosions, and—early in the reporting period— air strikes occurred near schools, killing and injuring students and other civilians. Fear of such attacks caused many parents to keep their children out of school. Similar attacks also sporadically targeted higher education infrastructure and personnel.
New York, 30 October 2018
Thank you for the opportunity to brief the Security Council on the challenging humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine.
Five months ago, I briefed the Council together with Under-Secretary-General DiCarlo. Today, I regrettably advise that millions of men, women and children continue to face dire humanitarian consequences in Europe’s forgotten armed conflict. These impacts are deepening, as the situation becomes more protracted.
DRIVER INJURED BY EXPOLOSION WHILE REPAIRING CRITICAL PIPE
Voda Donbasa informed WASH Cluster that, a truck driver and an excavator driver also travelling in the cab of the truck, were injured today, 23rd October 2018, while delivering an excavator to the site of repairs of the 900 mm water pipeline delivering clean water to Toretsk. Reportedly the truck hit a mine. The two workers were evacuated to hospital on the Government Controlled Area (GCA), and are currently reported to have concussion and hearing difficulties, among other injuries.
According to the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for Ukraine, cash-based interventions and in particular multi-purpose cash (MPC) programmes continue to be one of the most appropriate and timely way not only to assist people in meeting their basic needs but also to further drive local economic growth through humanitarian assistance.
UNHCR coordinated the delivery of humanitarian convoys. In total, ten trucks with shelter material reached Donetsk region. The materials will be used for the repair of 110 damaged houses.
UNHCR partners have conducted 643 protection monitoring visits in seven regions. UNHCR focused most of its visits to conflict affected villages located along the ‘Contact Line’ in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs
This twenty-third report on the situation of human rights in Ukraine by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is based on the work of the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU) , and covers the period from 16 May to 15 August 2018.
The importance of agriculture has increased markedly since the conflict and the loss of the main industrial areas and their markets for food products. Over 700,000 people live in rural areas and the two oblasts have over 950,000 IDPs who have moved from the NGCA. Donetsk has 1.6mln hectares of arable land and Luhansk 1.2mln hectares, which gives a total of 2.8mln hectares which is more than the entire arable land of Sweden. Rural households and small farms own over 80% of dairy cattle and produce over 80% of the fruit and vegetables.
Civilian casualties: In July-August OHCHR recorded 26 conflict-related civilian casualties (4 killed and 22 injured). Contamination of agricultural lands by mines and UXOs led to four casualties among agricultural workers.
Voda Donbasa (VD) informed the WASH Cluster that yesterday (06 September) Donetska Filter station (DFS) was de-energized at 5:20 pm. Preliminary reason was damaged Power Line (PL), 35 kV due to the heavy wind.
• Residents of Chyhari flee in search of safety and protection
• May 2018 – the deadliest month in 2018 so far
• Water and sanitation facilities are targeted yet again
• UNSC briefing on Ukraine was held in New York
• Positive legislation developments on access to essential services
• Halfway through 2018, Humanitarian Response Plan is only 22 per cent funded
Civilians flee Chyhari as armed clashes rapidly escalate
Humanitarian situation – highlights