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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

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

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
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13 Nov 2017 description

Kyiv (ICRC) – With cold weather approaching, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has increased its assistance to people still badly affected by the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. On both sides of the contact line, ICRC teams are visiting vulnerable communities, distributing goods or cash, repairing homes, and working to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable Donbas residents.

09 Nov 2017 description

As the conflict in Ukraine enters its fourth year, without any political decision to resolve it, its impact spills over a wide range of areas - from security and humanitarian to socio-economic and development of the whole nation. The crisis in Ukraine deteriorated in the face of a protracted conflict that affected more than 5 million people across the country. As a result, about 1.6 million people have been displaced from their homes and are becoming more and more vulnerable as the conflict continues in the Donbas region of Ukraine.

09 Nov 2017 description

The Foreign Ministry donated €100,000 to the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR) and another €100,000 to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

“Estonia has always supported and will continue to support those in need in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine,” Foreign Minister Sven Mikser said. The named donations will be used to provide shelter and basic necessities and to fund projects in the field of education, child protection and health care.

01 Nov 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Key Findings

In order to support humanitarian planning,
REACH, between May and June 2017, conducted an assessment of access to basic services and markets in 100 settlements in Government Controlled Areas (GCA) within 5km of the line of contact (LoC).

26 Oct 2017 description

The 70th humanitarian convoy of the Russian Emergency Ministry has arrived at unloading centers. The trucks are now being unloaded at special receiving centers in Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. The supplies are going to be distributed by corresponding organizations to social infrastructure, including healthcare facilities.

Once unloaded, the trucks are going to leave for the Emergency Ministry’s Don Rescue Center via Donetsk and Matveyev Kurgan checkpoints.

26 Oct 2017 description

The Emergency Ministry’s humanitarian convoy has reached Donetsk and Matveyev Kurgan checkpoints on the Russian-Ukrainian border. At present all the trucks are undergoing necessary customs procedures under the international humanitarian laws

After the checks they are going to proceed to Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. The whole cargo is going to be unloaded at receiving centers in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

25 Oct 2017 description

The United Nations Development Programme has analyzed the procurement it conducted with the funds of 2016 state budget. According to the results, share of medicines bought directly from manufacturers comprised 71%, in contrast to 90% of the Ministry of Health tenders won by distributors in 2014 and earlier years - before the international procurement of medicines was introduced.

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.