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26 Jun 2018 description


The value of mental health in humanitarian settings is still underestimated. When War Trauma broaches the subject with our humanitarian partners we often find mental health comes as an afterthought. Even aft er twenty years, our task remains to convince aid workers and donors of the value of investing in a healthy mind in a healthy body.

26 Jun 2018 description


As wars dragged on in many parts of the world, huge numbers of people struggled to meet even their most basic needs in 2017. In the absence of political solutions, these people seem destined to endure even more violence in the coming year. If humanitarian organizations cannot rise to the challenge and provide greater relief and protection, even more people could suffer.

08 Jun 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting aid delivery in 20 countries in Europe in 2017. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). In 2017, 113 security incidents affecting NGO staff members, programmes and assets were reported. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

10 Apr 2018 description

Monitoring report on the use of methods and means of warfare against civilian healthcare facilities prohibited by international law during the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine


26 Mar 2018 description

CLUSTER ACHIEVEMENTS 2017 The Shelter Cluster’s “2017 Annual Report” has been issued and includes the yearly achievements against 3 core Cluster objectives:
Objective 1 - To provide acute emergency response to newly damaged homes and life-saving winterization support. Target = 102,200 indiv Achieved = 118,589 indiv (116%)
Objective 2 - To provide light and medium repairs and adequate housing support for IDPs through rent or winterized collective center support. Target = 21,350 HHs. Achieved = 6,815 HHs (32%)

20 Mar 2018 description


At the end of 2014, the IASC GenCap Project decided to revise the IASC Gender Marker (GM) based on feedback from humanitarians. They asked for the coding to be simpler, less subjective and more reliable; deepen the gender analysis with age; and to develop a monitoring phase of the marker that would assess what was actually implemented and delivered.

06 Feb 2018 description

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.

01 Feb 2018 description
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• 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.

31 Jan 2018 description


  • 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)

31 Jan 2018 description

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

30 Jan 2018 description


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.

23 Jan 2018 description
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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.

19 Jan 2018 description
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General overview

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.

17 Jan 2018 description


  • 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.

17 Jan 2018 description

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.