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20 Nov 2017 description
report European Union

On 20 November, the Council extended the mandate of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine until 31 May 2019 and approved a budget of € 32 million for the next 18 months.

The European Union Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine, EUAM Ukraine, has been deployed since December 2014, with a mandate to support Ukrainian state agencies in the reform of the civilian security sector. The mission is one of the central elements of the EU's enhanced support to the Ukrainian authorities in recent years.

20 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

20 Nov 2017 description

30.5 M required for 2017

8.9 M contributions received, representing 29% of requirements

21.7 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

20 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Crimea and Eastern Ukraine is 1,604,059 as of 23 October 2017, according to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.

  • IOM assisted nearly 199,000 vulnerable IDPs and conflict-affected people in 24 regions of Ukraine.

  • The Humanitarian Country Team is currently assessing the needs of the conflict-affected population and preparing the Humanitarian Response Plan for 2018.

AUTUMN TEAMBUILDING FOR IDP HOST COMMUNITIES

18 Nov 2017 description

This report is for the media and the general public.

The SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and more in Luhansk region compared with the previous reporting period. The Mission continued monitoring the disengagement areas; it recorded ceasefire violations near the Petrivske and Zolote disengagement areas. Its access remained restricted in the disengagement areas and elsewhere.* It facilitated and monitored repairs and maintenance of essential infrastructure in Shchastia, Vesela Hora, Orikhove, Kashtanove, and Zalizne.

16 Nov 2017 description

Severodonetsk, 14 November 2017 – A Delegation from the Embassy of Japan has visited conflict-affected areas in eastern Ukraine to assess programmes implemented by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the financial support from the Government of Japan. Since 2014, the Government of Japan has been supporting initiatives implemented by UNICEF and UNDP in Ukraine in response to the humanitarian crisis in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

15 Nov 2017 description
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PROTECTION CONCERNS

  • Security situation: In October 2017, OHCHR recorded 24 conflict-related civilian casualties: 5 killed and 19 injured. In October, mine-related incidents accounted for almost 67% of civilian casualties.

15 Nov 2017 description
report UN Women

In Ukraine, 35 per cent of women living with HIV have experienced violence since the age of 15. Many women cannot definitively say that they have experienced violence, because they have suffered and witnessed gender-based violence through generations and it has been normalized. For women living with HIV, lack of awareness, shelters and support services pose additional challenges. Peer-support groups and the National Women’s Forum on HIV, supported by UN Women is bringing awareness, action and new beginnings for HIV positive women survivors of violence.

15 Nov 2017 description

Since April 2014, the people of Eastern Ukraine have been confronted by armed conflict which heavily affects their day-to-day life. The closeness to the front line means that s the inhabitants of Avdiivka live in constant fear. Première Urgence Internationale, with support from the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department, supports the health services which are deteriorating day after day because of a lack of means.

15 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • Food insecurity levels doubled in both GCA and NGCA with up to 1.2 million people found to be moderately and severely food insecure.

  • Cash or voucher value has been increased from UAH 550 to UAH 700 per person/month from October onwards to reflect the increase in food prices.

  • The conflict has threatened to unravel much of Ukraine’s progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, especially in the east, which has one of the highest rates of HIV and tuberculosis in Europe.

15 Nov 2017 description

1st LIFT PUMPING STATION of SDWP: SNIPER AND MACHINE GUN FIRE

15 Nov 2017 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

The OM is currently operating with 21 permanent international staff members, including the Acting Chief Observer (CO). The Mission is supported administratively by a Vienna-based staff member.

15 Nov 2017 description

In the last two and a half years, international procurement of medicines allowed Ukraine to save hundreds of millions Hryvnia, later used to purchase more medicines and ensure treatment to a larger number of patients. But once purchased, how are medicines distributed from the warehouse to different regions? Which public hospitals do they reach, and are the quantities planned efficiently?

14 Nov 2017 description

DONETSK FILTER STATION SMALL ARMS FIRE: BULLET HOLE IDENTIFIED

According to information from Voda Donbasa (VD), staff of the Donetska Filter Station (DFS) identified a bullet hole in the window of the driver's room in the building of the garages yesterday morning (November 13, 8.30 am). At the time of the incident, nobody was in the room and fortunately, no one was injured.

14 Nov 2017 description
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General Conclusion and Recommendations - English version
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2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY