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- Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, Statement to the media at the Conference on the Humanitarian Situation in Eastern Ukraine and the Way Forward, 28 February 2018
- WHO calls on partners to respond to the health and humanitarian needs of Ukrainians
- Four years of conflict in Ukraine leave 4.4 million people in dire humanitarian situation [EN/UK]
- UNESCO and EUAM cooperate to train law enforcement officers in Ukraine on freedom of expression and safety of journalists
- Ukraine: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 27 February 2018) [EN/RU/UK]
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.
Background and Key Findings
• WFP has extended its one-year PRRO to additionally cover two winter months in 2018, delivering critical assistance to the most vulnerable in eastern Ukraine. WFP is planning to provide assistance to at least 13,000 people of the most vulnerable in eastern Ukraine, through cash and vouchers to purchase food till end of February 2018.
Shelling in Novoluhanske cause more misery for thousands of civilians
Alarming rise of mine-related incidents in the East
‘Christmas ceasefire’ brought some relief, but a definitive ceasefire is needed to end human suffering
Winter conditions aggravate the humanitarian situation
US$187 million needed in 2018 to assist 2.3 million people in need – Ukraine Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)
This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 October and 31 December 2017. It is also available online www. internal-displacement.org
IDMC’s Africa Report on Internal Displacement: 15,000 people displaced every day inside African countries
135 is the total number of WASH incidents since the start of 2017.
Geographical breakdown of incidents by oblast and by gov-ernment controlled versus non-government controlled areas:
Note that people are normally affected on both sides of the Line of the Contact for most incidents, given the extensive nature of water systems.
Issues to highlight
Risk of damage through shelling continues as one of them main threats to critical water infrastructure along the Line of Contact.
Eastern Ukraine has been in a humanitarian crisis since March 2014, when armed conflict erupted between separatists and Ukrainian armed forces. Separatists now control most of eastern Donetsk region, and a small area of southern Luhansk region.
For more than three years, restrictions on freedom of movement and the transfer of goods imposed by the Government of Ukraine at checkpoints along the contact line have required civilians to expose themselves to security risks, long queues, and other physical challenges, further dividing a once-integrated community.
The total number of officially registered IDPs has decreased substantially in November (by over 109,000 people).
Even IDP pensioners permanently registered in the Government Controlled Areas (GCA) cannot receive pensions without IDP registration: Most departments of the Pension Fund of Ukraine (PFU) refuse to provide pensions to these IDPs without IDP registration.
Therefore, these IDPs continue renewing their IDP registration solely to receive their pensions.
As at end December 2017, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) required US$24.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million crisis-affected people in 38 countries. Together the appeals were funded at $13.8 billion, or 54% of requirements. Funding for the appeals in 2017 fell 46% short of requirements, with $10.9 billion outstanding.
The number of IDPs
December issue of the Legal Alert focuses on the following:
Increase in Minimal Living Wage and Minimal Salary Rates
The Cabinet has Presscribed a Form for Technical Inspections Act for Living Premises
The Court has Quashed Cabinet Resolution No. 365 on the Ground of Discrimination of IDPs
The Cabinet has Adopted IDP Integration and Durable Solutions Strategy
GOLMIVSKYI WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT DE-ENERGISED
The WASH Cluster was informed that at 8:30 am (Kyiv time), 31st December, Golmivskyi Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) was de-energized due to shelling. A power cable, which connects the substation to the power line to the WWTP was damaged. The cable was repaired a few days later with no environmental discharge.
The WWTP serves village of Golmovskyi (Horlivskyi rajon, Donetsk, in Non-Government Controlled Area), in which Voda Donbasa serves 3636 “accounts” (approximately 7800 people).
Shortage of public resources in Ukrainian health sector magnified by inefficiencies
New study by World Bank UNDP and Kyiv School of Economics
Evidence has shown that the shortage of public resources in the Ukrainian health sector is magnified by their inefficient use. Health-sector spending is biased toward hospital services, rather than low-cost preventive care. A non-transparent parallel out-of-pocket fee system risks compromising access to treatment for Ukrainian patients.
In 2014, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine issued a decree restricting the right to pensions and social benefits of citizens of Ukraine residing in the government designated “area of anti-terrorist operations” in eastern Ukraine. At the end of 2016, around 400,000 people in eastern Ukraine did not have access to their pensions.
In November 2014, the Government of Ukraine took a decision to stop payment of pensions and social payments to the citizens remaining in non-government controlled areas. The Government of Ukraine should provide all citizens, irrespective of their location in the country, with access to their earned entitlements.
In search of potential mechanisms to provide pensions for citizens living in non-government controlled areas, the experience of other countries of the region may prove useful. In this regard, one of the most relevant examples may be Georgia.
Armed conflict in eastern Ukraine has damaged and destructed 17.000 houses and displaced 1.6 million people. There's a need for adequate procedures of restitution and compensation for loss of rights, value, use and access to housing, land and property.