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78 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about long queues at checkpoints
47 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about shelling
38 per cent
travel to visit relatives
26 per cent
are concerned about difficult conditions while queuing at checkpoints
8 per cent
of people travelling by car were unable to cross due to long queues
In response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine countless volunteers, as well as many international humanitarian actors, including the United Nations system, national and international NGOs, and other international organizations, are engaged in the humanitarian relief effort. In December 2014 the cluster system was activated, with 7 clusters engaging in life-saving activities throughout the country. This 3W (WHO is doing WHAT WHERE) captures the presence of partners currently on the ground in each oblast.
Winterization: Partners continue to finalize operations of Winterization in Government Controlled areas in January.
WFP launched a request for proposals inviting NGOs to submit project proposals for the implementation of activities in the framework of PRRO in 2017.
The Humanitarian Community is gravely concerned by the drastic deterioration of the security situation in eastern Ukraine in January 2017.
On 11 January 2017, the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministry approved an Action Plan for the reintegration of non-government controlled territories in eastern Ukraine.
• The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission noted a significant increase in ceasefire violations in Donetsk Oblast, including over 10,330 explosions, compared with around 2,500 in December 2016;
• Due to conflict escalation in late January, approximately 1.8 million people, including 252,000 children, on both sides of the ‘contact line,’ are at risk as critical civilian infrastructure (i.e. water, electricity, heating) was damaged;
Ukraine conflict: End impunity for sexual violence, UN report urges
GENEVA/KYIV (16 February 2017) – Survivors of sexual violence committed in the context of the armed conflict in Ukraine are often denied justice and left without adequate care and counselling, causing them to be victimized twice, according to a UN report published today.
• The total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Crimea and Eastern Ukraine is 1,641,895 as of 30 January 2017, according to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.
• IOM assisted over 129,000 vulnerable IDPs and conflictaffected people in 21 regions of Ukraine.
• 73% of IDPs surveyed within the IOM National Monitoring System (NMS) claimed that they were going to stay in their current places of residence. 10% expressed willingness to return home.
As of 31 January, United Nations Coordinated Appeals and Refugee Response Plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.5 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 93.5 million crisis-affected people in 33 countries. Needs and financial requirements have increased due the finalisation of five additional Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). Seventeen HRPs have been published so far. Together the appeals are funded at $77.2 million, leaving a shortfall of $22.4 billion.
Today more than 75 per cent of people affected by humanitarian crises are women and children. And adolescents aged 10-19 years constitute a significant proportion of the population in many conflict and post-conflict settings.
In response to today’s humanitarian challenges, UNFPA continues to provide life-saving services to prevent and respond to gender-based violence and provide information, services and supplies for sexual and reproductive health as we work with partners to carry forward commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit.
This report is for the general public and the media.
Amid shifting global dynamics, the war in Yemen saw another serious escalation with the Saudi Arabia-led coalition launching a new campaign to regain territory, while fighting intensified in eastern Ukraine at the end of the month. The U.S. and China exchanged harsh rhetoric over the South China Sea, and the new U.S. administration’s decision to build a wall on its border with Mexico sparked tensions with its southern neighbour. Domestically Mexico also saw a swell of popular anger triggered by fuel price increases.
After heat and water supplies stopped as a result of shelling in Avdiyivka a headquarters has been deployed and each possible scenario elaborated. All services to support life in the town are operating at the location until power supplies restored. This was announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in his opening address during a roundtable discussion dedicated to priorities in education and science to include in the Medium-Term Plan of Priority Actions for the Government until 2020 on Tuesday.
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Olof Skoog (Sweden):
The members of the Security Council expressed grave concern about the dangerous deterioration of the situation in eastern Ukraine and its severe impact on the local civilian population.
The members of the Security Council condemned the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk Agreements along the contact line in the Donetsk region that led to deaths and injuries, including among civilians.
The Department of Education in Donetska oblast (Government Controlled Area) has confirmed that 5 schools and 4 kindergartens in Avdiivka are closed since Monday (Jan. 30) until further notice. A total of 1852 school children from these schools are impacted by the recent escalation in armed fighting. Plans are being made for education to continue in other locations in case of evacuation from the town.
In addition 1 school is currently closed in Krasnohorivka due to the increase in armed clashes.
This report is for the general public and the media.
The intense fighting around Avdiivka in the last few days, involving heavy shelling with proscribed weapons and leading to a considerable number of casualties, is a blatant violation of the ceasefire, as stipulated by the Minsk agreements.
The intense fighting around Avdiivka in the last few days, involving heavy shelling with proscribed weapons and leading to a considerable number of casualties, is a blatant violation of the ceasefire, as stipulated by the Minsk agreements. It puts civilian inhabitants at grave risk.
VIENNA, 31 January 2017 - With regard to the latest developments in eastern Ukraine, a spokesperson of the OSCE Chairmanship declared today:
Security situation: During 1 January – 2 February 2017, OHCHR recorded 47 civilian casualties: 9 deaths and 38 injuries. The majority of casualties - 32 – were recorded during the escalation of hostilities from 29 January to 2 February. These casualties were caused by shelling from artillery, tanks and MLRS (multi launch rocket systems).