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15 Aug 2018 description


• 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

30 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs

In June UNICEF continued to support teachers across Donetsk and Luhansk oblast manage gender specific and age-sensitive education, as well as safe learning spaces with water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities, on both sides of the line of contact. Having completed an assessment of 14 education facilities involved in Safe School modelling in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, UNICEF facilitated the formulation of development plans for schools in the area.

12 Jul 2018 description
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This document provides guidance for humanitarian and development actors on how to address protection risks and socio-economic vulnerabilities in their work, and highlights aspects to consider in operations to ensure a protection focused response in Ukraine both government-controlled areas (GCA) and non-government controlled areas (NGCA).


11 Jul 2018 description
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Adopted Legislation

  • Amendments to the Tax and Customs Codes introducing tax exemptions during the Joint Forces Operation

  • Participation in the Joint Forces Operation provides a basis for issuing social benefits

  • Procedure for establishing that the ATO caused a person’s disability

Draft Legislation

  • Clarification of an IDP’s place of residence on a “factual” basis

  • New entry-exit procedure to and from NGCA

30 Jun 2018 description

Civil documentation remains one of the most pressing issues for people living in non- government controlled areas (NGCA) of eastern Ukraine. Discriminatory practices in accessing birth and death certificates for people living in NGCA within Ukraine has been an issue of concern for the international community and civil society since the beginning of the armed conflict. Newly adopted Law No.

22 Jun 2018 description


4.4 million people affected (OCHA)
An estimated 3.4 million people in need of humanitarian aid (OCHA)

24 778 people injured and 10 303 killed (OHCHR)

EU emergency and early recovery assistance: €677.1 million from 2014-18

EU Member States humanitarian aid: €228.1 million from 2014-18

European Commission humanitarian aid: €20 million in 2018

14 Jun 2018 description


  • Death toll on the rise

  • Critical civilian infrastructure and water treatment staff targeted yet again

  • Mine contamination affects 1.9 million Ukrainians

  • Humanitarian needs persist across all critical sectors

  • The concept of #NewWayOfWorking takes shape in Ukraine

  • Over 40 Member States briefed on Ukraine crisis in NY

  • 2018 HRP is only 18 per cent funded

Civilian casualties rise by 142 per cent in April

04 Jun 2018 description

Situation at checkpoints: The State Border Guard Service recorded 1,130,700 crossings of the line of contact during April.
UNHCR’s partner R2P reported long queues as a main concern.

29 May 2018 description

As delivered

Mr. President,

Thank you so much for the opportunity to brief the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.

After four years, millions of civilians – men, women and children – continue to bear the brunt of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which has become yet another protracted crisis. Over 2,700 civilians have been killed and up to 9,000 injured since the outbreak of hostilities. The conflict-affected area is one of the most mine-contaminated in the world. Last year, landmines maimed or killed 238 civilians.

02 May 2018 description


26 Apr 2018 description
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Adopted Legislation
- One-time cash assistance to persons illegally deprived of their liberty in non-government controlled areas (NGCA)
- State budget allocation for pilot measures addressing challenges caused by internal displacement
- Action plan for the implementation of public policy on Crimea

18 Apr 2018 description
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Protection Concerns
- Security situation: In March 2018, OHCHR recorded 18 conflict-related civilian casualties: 5 people killed and 13 injured; 15 of the civilian casualties are caused by ERW and mine-related incidents.
- Freedom of movement: On March 23, one civilian reportedly died due to a heart attack while crossing the contact line on the NGCA side of Hnutove checkpoint. On March 27, a 60 year old man suffered a heart attack while crossing the checkpoint in Marinka.