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19 Oct 2017 description
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Highlights

  • From January to August 2017, WFP assisted 144,500 beneficiaries including 17,000 through cash-based transfers (CBT), and 127,500 through in-kind food assistance.

  • Humanitarian access to NGCA remains challenging, WFP continues to operate through local and international partners addressing the needs of those severely food insecure. In Luhansk NGCA, activities will be terminated in mid-September due to imposed limitations by de-facto authorities to conduct monitoring of food assistance as per WFP requirements.

29 Sep 2017 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.

20 Sep 2017 description

Legislative developments

This update covers major legislative developments during May-July 2017 and includes new and amended legislation relating to internally displaced persons, a brief overview of state migration policy for the period to 2025, as well as the most important draft laws.

19 Sep 2017 description

Situational overview:

Security situation remained volatile, though ceasefire violations decreased.

Protection concerns:

The Ministry of Social Policy issued a report on the implementation of the National Action Plan on Adaptat ion and Integration of IDPs for Q2 2017 .

Assistance provided:

In August , UNHCR provided non - food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 1,900 people.

Update On Achievements

Operational Context

16 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • A three- day “window of Silence” observed from 21st August, enabled repairs of critical water infrastructure, restoring the provision of clean water and ensuring winter warmth for over 70,000 people including 14, ooo children in Toretsk.

  • UNICEF continued to provide access to safe water and sanitation, reaching over 43,000 people in the Eastern Conflict Area (ECA) through water- trucking and emergency repair of conflict damaged infrastructure.

14 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Start of school season marked by sporadic clashes

• Winterization efforts scale-up as cold season approaches

• Civilians continue paying the highest price

• Protection concerns continue to impact the most vulnerable

• Humanitarian Response Plan revised amidst increasing needs and limited funding

• Ukraine commemorates the World Humanitarian Day

Fragile ceasefire marks the start of school year

06 Sep 2017 description

BACKGROUND/SITUATION:

The situation in eastern Ukraine remains volatile. Despite ongoing peace efforts, daily clashes and rapid escalation of hostilities prevail, as conflict continues to claim lives and generate humanitarian needs. Shelling of critical infrastructure, such as hospitals, schools, water and energy supply systems and houses is reported almost daily.

02 Sep 2017 description

On 31 August 2017, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted the signing of an agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Welfare, the Ministry of Health and the Latvian Red Cross on cooperation in providing medical treatment and rehabilitation in Latvia in 2017 to persons who have been injured in hostilities in Ukraine. Under the Cabinet of Ministers Decree of 25 April 2017, EUR 34 000 will be allocated from the State Budget Programme “Emergency Funds” towards the medical treatment of Ukrainian soldiers.

31 Aug 2017 description

Published on the 31st August, The 2017 Cluster Munition Monitor report, reveals a sharp rise in the number of new casualties of cluster munitions, which more than doubled between 2015 and 2016. Handicap International is calling on States to enforce international law and to put pressure on belligerent parties to end the use of this barbaric weapon.

31 Aug 2017 description

How to use this document In the event of a new deepening of the crisis in eastern Ukraine, the appropriate 1-page response outline in this document will form the basis of discussions by WASH cluster partners, within 24 hours, to decide which partner will do what; where; and how much funding is required overall.

Background and summary of risks

31 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Crimea and Eastern Ukraine is 1,589,014 as of 15 August 2017, according to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.

  • IOM assisted over 196,000 vulnerable IDPs and conflict-affected people in 24 regions of Ukraine.

  • The proportion of the employed among all internally displaced persons in Ukraine increased from 35% on March 2016 to 46% in June 2017, according to the latest IOM National Monitoring System Report on the Situation of IDPs in Ukraine.

31 Aug 2017 description

United Nations Coordinated Appeals

  • As of 31 August, United Nations coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview require US$24.1 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 102.3 million crisis-affected people in 38 countries. The appeals are funded at $9.1 billion, leaving a shortfall of $15.0 billion. Revised appeals for Mali, Yemen and Niger this month increased overall requirements.