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20 Feb 2018 description
report Foundation.101

As in the past year, NGO "Foundation.101" analyzes the work of entry-exit control points on the line of contact in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. In August, Foundation.101 presented the infographics of the intersection of the contact line during the first half of 2017. Now we suggest looking at the general trend of flow over the past 12 months.

20 Feb 2018 description

Situational overview: The security situation in eastern Ukraine deteriorated in the first half of December, with more than 26,000 ceasefire violations recorded.

Protection concerns: The protection environment remains difficult due to harsh winter conditions; UNHCR began implementation of its winter assistance plan.

Assistance provided: In December, UNHCR provided winterization, non-food items (NFIs), and emergency shelter assistance to more than 22,000 people.


20 Feb 2018 description

Could the Ukrainian crisis inspire a new generation of Nordic peacekeeping?

During the Cold War, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden were among the top contributors to blue helmet operations. They cut back their contributions after the Balkan fiasco, turning to NATO and European Union (EU) missions instead. But now Cold War conditions are back in Ukraine, and a UN-backed peacekeeping force with some or all of the Nordic countries in the lead could be the best solution on offer.

19 Feb 2018 description

Kyiv, Ukraine (19 February 2018) – In 2018, the Government of Japan, the Government of Ukraine and the United Nations system in Ukraine will continue partnership in addressing humanitarian needs and support recovery in conflict-affected areas of eastern Ukraine. USD 3.6 million of assistance provided by the Government of Japan will be used to address humanitarian needs, support vulnerable groups of population and recovery of eastern regions in Ukraine, through implementation of seven projects by six UN system organizations.

19 Feb 2018 description


Between 1 and 31 January 2018, over 8,000 people arrived via the Mediterranean to Europe, an 11% increase compared to the same month in 2017 during which over 7,200 arrived. Arrivals duing January comprised of 19% children, 13% women and 68% men.

19 Feb 2018 description

In 2017, the ICRC continued to help the most vulnerable people residing along the contact line in Donbas.

18 Feb 2018 description

On 17 February 2018, the SMM followed up on media reports of an incident at the building where the Russian Centre for Science and Culture “Rossotrudnichestvo" is located, at 2A Borysohlibska Street in Kyiv. At 13:15, the SMM saw multiple phrases (such as "Death to Russia") in Ukrainian language freshly spray-painted on the interior walls of the building on the ground floor and in the staircase leading to the second floor. The SMM also saw scattered chairs and furniture, broken information boards, and the flag of the Russian Federation which had been torn apart.

18 Feb 2018 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.

  • In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

16 Feb 2018 description

Conseil des droits de l’homme
Trente-septième session
26 février-23 mars 2018
Point 3 de l’ordre du jour
Promotion et protection de tous les droits de l’homme, civils, politiques, économiques, sociaux et culturels, y compris le droit au développement

Note du secrétariat

16 Feb 2018 description
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Human Rights Council
Thirty-seventh session
26 February–23 March 2018
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development

Note by the Secretariat

16 Feb 2018 description

The conference on the assistance which the Government of Japan provides to address the humanitarian needs, support vulnerable groups of population and recovery of eastern regions in Ukraine will be held on 19 February, 11:00 a.m. in the press center of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

16 Feb 2018 description


According to Voda Donbasa, on February 14th, at 12.30 pm shrapnel from shelling broke the window of the account manager’s office at the Dokuchaievsk Vodakanal office, entering the room. Fortunately, no one was injured, and there was no damage to equipment, but the incident of course put the lives of staff at risk.

The WASH Cluster is in touch with ‘Voda Donbasa’ and will report any specific needs to WASH cluster partners, however VD are extremely worried about the safety of staff at present.

15 Feb 2018 description

Executive summary


This report was prepared on behalf of FAO Ukraine by a team consisting of Dragan Angelovski (author), Yana Voitovska and Farrukh,
Toirov (Editors).

Our thanks for the excellent collaboration go especially to Elena Prorochenko, Yuriy Nesterov and Andriy Volkov, whose support and contribution was crucial for the successful realization of the research.

15 Feb 2018 description

MINSK, 14 February 2018 – The Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), Ambassador Martin Sajdik, made the following statement to the press after the meeting of the TCG ‎and its Working Groups in Minsk on 14 February 2018:

“The day before yesterday marked the third anniversary of the endorsement of the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements.