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15 Jan 2018 description
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December issue of the Legal Alert focuses on the following:

  1. Increase in Minimal Living Wage and Minimal Salary Rates

  2. The Cabinet has Presscribed a Form for Technical Inspections Act for Living Premises

  3. The Court has Quashed Cabinet Resolution No. 365 on the Ground of Discrimination of IDPs

  4. The Cabinet has Adopted IDP Integration and Durable Solutions Strategy

22 Nov 2017 description

International and local humanitarian agencies engaged in Ukraine joined forces in Berlin for a one-day conference, supported by the EU, to draw attention to the forgotten humanitarian crisis in the east of the country, urging decision makers to commit to tangible improvements to the situation in eastern Ukraine.

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.

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.

10 Nov 2017 description
  • Multiple shelling incidents have taken place this week at the two main water filtration stations of the Donetsk Region, jeopardizing water supply for more than 1 million civilians living on both sides of the line of contact in eastern Ukraine.

24 Oct 2017 description

Kyiv 23th October 2017 - European Union together with international humanitarian organizations People in Need, Action Contre La Faim, Médecins du Monde and ACTED in partnership with IMPACT Initiatives will provide additional humanitarian assistance to over 163,000 people on both sides of the contact line in Ukraine. The European Union is providing €4.1 million in support of this initiative. 

03 Oct 2017 description

By Tania Bulakh in Donetsk region, Ukraine @UNHCRUkraine

The conflict in eastern Ukraine may no longer be in the headlines, but humanitarian needs persist. Surrounded by minefields, crossing points are the only way to travel back and forth between conflict-torn areas in eastern Ukraine. For many Ukrainians, this dangerous yet inevitable route is a part of their regular travel routine.

06 Sep 2017 description

In Ukraine, displaced people face many challenges, primarily settling into a new community and rebuilding their lives. Many are facing unemployment so EU funding is providing short-term employment through a number of community projects.

03 Jul 2017 description


The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.

16 Jun 2017 description
  • The impact of conflict on civilians is increasing. From 1 January to 31 May 2017, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded 327 conflict-related civilian casualties: 59 killed and 268 injured. This represents an 88 percent increase compared to January–May 2016, when 174 civilian casualties were recorded. In particular, the number of civilian casualties caused by shelling has almost tripled: 26 killed and 150 injured in January-May 2017 compared to nine killed and 54 injured in January–May 2016.

01 May 2017 description

Toretsk secondary school #7 is located in the village of Druzhba just shy of 10 kilometres away from the military positions in Eastern Ukraine. A total of 133 children go to school here. Some three years ago, more than 200 students attended this school. Due to the armed conflict, many families had to flee this dangerous area.

21 Feb 2017 description

Facts & Figures

  • Estimated number of people in need of humanitarian aid*: 3,8 million

  • Casualties*: 23.000 injured 9,800 killed*

  • EU emergency and early recovery assistance: € 399 million

  • European Commission’s own humanitarian aid: € 88.1 million

  • EU Member States humanitarian aid: €133.9 million

  • Projects implemented in 2016 from Commission's own funding have directly helped half million Ukrainians.

*OCHA February 2017
** OHCHR February 2017

20 Feb 2017 description

Brussels, 20 February 2017

Today Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced additional funding for people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine during his visit to the country.

Today Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced additional funding for people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine during his visit to the country.

02 Feb 2017 description

◾Over the last few days, the intensity of hostilities has drastically increased in eastern Ukraine and in particular in Donetsk region, where the fighting is concentrated in the triangle Avdiivka (Government Controlled Area, GCA), Yasynuvata (Non-Government Controlled Area, NGCA), Donetsk (NGCA). The ongoing shelling and continuous cease-fire violations led to several civilian causalities (including two civilians killed), damage to private housing and critical public infrastructure.