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02 Feb 2018 description

MARIUPOL, Ukraine – Olga Popova, 69, has survived several cruel blows of fate in recent years.

In 2014, she lost her family business when hundreds of pigs in her farm were killed by shells that hit her village of Chermalyk in Donetsk Oblast during the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.

In the spring of 2016, she lost her beloved grandson, who was killed when his tractor hit an antitank mine.

01 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights for 2017

  • UNICEF provided psychosocial support (PSS) to 105,051 boys and girls living in conflict-affected areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions including 89,569 in government controlled areas (GCAs) and 15,482 in nongovernment-controlled areas (NGCAs)

  • Throughout 2017, UNICEF ensured access to safe drinking water to over 1.45 million people in eastern Ukraine.

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
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Watch List 2018

Crisis Group’s early-warning Watch List identifies up to ten countries and regions at risk of conflict or escalation of violence. In these situations, early action, driven or supported by the EU and its member states, would generate stronger prospects for peace. It includes a global overview, regional summaries, and detailed analysis on select countries and conflicts.

The Watch List 2018 includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh/Myanmar, Cameroon, Colombia, Egypt, Iraq, Sahel, Tunisia, Ukraine and Zimbabwe.

Global Overview

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

31 Jan 2018 description


Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy, Russian Federation. The Observer Mission (OM) continues to operate 24/7 at both Border Crossing Points (BCPs). The overall number of border crossings by persons decreased at both BCPs compared to the previous week. The seventy-first Russian convoy crossed into Ukraine and returned though the Donetsk BCP.


31 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children in the Central Asia and South Caucasus sub-regions are vulnerable to poorly mitigated natural hazards, under-resourced social services, and weak governance and protection, despite the middle-income status of these countries. More than 80 per cent of children in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan live in areas of high or very high seismic risk, and 87 per cent of schools in Kyrgyzstan assessed for seismic risk are unsafe. The unfinished child health agenda includes tackling stunting rates as high as 30 per cent and related risks.

31 Jan 2018 description

Sector Overview

Natural disasters and conflict often exacerbate the vulnerability of individuals; people must cope with threats such as sexual violence, violence in the home, separation of families, exploitative labor, and exclusion from life -saving humanitarian assistance.

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.

30 Jan 2018 description

Location: Stanychno-Luhanskyi rayon, Luhansk GCA
Prepared by: Volodymyr Kalinin, WASH Cluster IMO


On 30th January 2018 at 11am (Kiev Time) LEO, the main electricity company supplying Government Controlled Areas (GCA) of Luhansk Oblast, cut off power to Petrovskyi water intake in Government Controlled Areas (GCA) of Luhansk oblast, due to non-payment of historic debts.