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31 Aug 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.

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

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.

30 Aug 2017 description

SOS Children’s Villages supports families ‘in places where pharmacies closed, where there are no jobs’

Since the start of the conflict in eastern Ukraine in 2014, SOS Children’s Villages has played a vital role in helping vulnerable children and is one of the few organisations offering comprehensive support for families.

30 Aug 2017 description
report Theirworld

A truce meant to safeguard students returning to classrooms has already been broken - in an area where 200,000 children already need trauma support.

Children are set to go back to school this week in war-torn Ukraine - but a ceasefire supposed to keep them safe has already been broken.

Both sides had agreed to call a halt to violence on August 25 - ahead of the new school year starting on September 1.

30 Aug 2017 description

Summary

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 almost remained the same at both BCPs compared to the previous week. A Russian convoy of 28 vehicles crossed to Ukraine and returned to the Russian Federation.

Operational Remarks

30 Aug 2017 description
report Foundation.101

NGO "Foundation.101" continues observing the operation of entry-exit control points in the eastern Ukraine within the "Frontline Inspection" initiative. This time we present the dynamics of the movement across the line of contact during January-July 2017 through the control points "Novotroitske", "Mayorske", "Mariinka", "Hnutove", and "Stanytsia Luhanska".

29 Aug 2017 description

SG/SM/18655

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General welcomes the commitment by the parties to implement a permanent ceasefire in eastern Ukraine on the occasion of the start of the new school year. He stresses the need to ensure that the ceasefire is sustainable and calls on all parties to fully abide by its terms, especially in order to protect the civilians who suffer most from the ongoing hostilities.

25 Aug 2017 description

The Ukrainian military and Russia-backed separatists have accused each other of violating a cease-fire established ahead of the start of the new school year.

The new truce came into effect on August 25 just after midnight, a week before most pupils in Ukraine return to school on September 1.

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry said that the first breach was recorded less than two minutes into the cease-fire, when the separatists targeted the village of Talakivka in the Donetsk region with small arms and heavy machine guns.

24 Aug 2017 description

This report is for the general public and the media.

SUMMARY

On 24 August 2017 at 06:47 (Moscow time), the sixty-sixth[1] Russian convoy arrived at the Donetsk Border Crossing Point (BCP). A total of 28 vehicles were checked by the Russian Federation border guards and customs services prior to crossing into Ukraine. All of the 28 vehicles had crossed back into the Russian Federation by 16:18 on 24 August.

DETAIL

Leaving the Russian Federation