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20 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict-related civilian deaths and injuries increase in eastern Ukraine from February–May

  • Shelling and light weapons fire continue to damage and destroy civilian infrastructure

  • UNICEF assists GBV survivors and children affected by violence in Donetsk and Luhansk

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 Jul 2018 description

VIENNA, 19 July 2018 – While a new recommitment to cease fire that came into effect on 1 July has brought an immediate decrease in violence, a comprehensive ceasefire is yet to be reached, the Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), Ertugrul Apakan, said in his address to the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna today.

19 Jul 2018 description

ECW Annual Results Report: Over 650,000 Children Reached in the Fund’s First Year of Operations

New York, 6 July 2018 – The just-released ECW annual results report shows ECW’s investments have reached more than 650,000 children and youth affected by conflict and natural disasters during the Fund’s first year of operations from April 2017 to March 2018. In total ECW invested US$82 million in 14 crisis-affected countries.

19 Jul 2018 description

SHELL FRAGMENT FOUND AT FILTER STATION

Voda Donbasa (VD) water company informed the WASH Cluster that a fragment of projectile was identified this morning near main entrance to vehicle garage within the territory of the Donetsk Filter Station (DFS). Although no major shelling was recorded, this of course represents a safety issue for the 40 staff working daily at the DFS.

This is first incident with DFS since the announcement of the "harvest ceasefire", which started on 1st July 2018.

19 Jul 2018 description
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Situation overview

Since March 2014, the conflict in Eastern Ukraine has claimed thousands of lives and has led to 1.6 million people being displaced. As stated in the UN OCHA Report, over 2,540 civilians have been killed and thousands more injured. Some 600,000 people, including 100,000 children, live within 10-km of a 457-km contact line, where there is daily shelling, armed clashes and extreme levels of mine contamination.

19 Jul 2018 description

Rapid deterioration of security situation marked in May was followed by a relative lull in hostilities in June. However, civilians continued to pay the highest price, with 38 civilians injured in June - an 38 per cent decrease compared to May, according to OHCHR. During the past month shelling at or near the critical water supply utilities or sanitation facilities continued at the similar rate, with a total of 10 incidents reported.

18 Jul 2018 description

Introduction

The east of Ukraine is experiencing its fourth year of armed conflict between the Government of Ukraine’s (GoU) forces and armed opposition groups in the contested territory of Donbas. Ongoing fighting is concentrated around the contact line separating the government controlled areas (GCA) and non-government controlled areas (NGCA) of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

18 Jul 2018 description

Mënschen hëllefen : agir au profit des plus vulnérables

18.07.2018

La Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise a dévoilé son rapport d’activité 2017. Au-delà du bilan de l’année passée, cette présentation a été l’occasion de revenir sur des événements marquants et de tracer des perspectives sur les actions en cours.

18 Jul 2018 description

GENEVA (18 July 2018) – Ukraine must take immediate action to stop what amounts to a “systematic persecution” of the country’s Roma minority, who have been targeted in a series of violent attacks, says a group of UN human rights experts*.

“We unequivocally condemn these heinous acts of intimidation and violence against members of the Roma minority in Ukraine. We are also seriously concerned at the growing hatred and racially-motivated violence against this community – and in particular against its most vulnerable members, women and children,” the UN experts said.

18 Jul 2018 description
  1. July 2018 by Elena Ostanina

The armed conflict between Ukrainian authorities and Russia-backed militias in the Ukrainian Donbass region has already led to some 10,000 killed and 25,000 wounded civilians. Partly landmines are the cause.

17 Jul 2018 description

This report is for the media and the general public.

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 has increased at both BCPs.

OPERATIONAL REMARKS

The OM is currently operating with 21 permanent international staff members, including the Chief Observer (CO) and one first-responder[1]. The Mission is supported administratively by a Vienna-based staff member.

17 Jul 2018 description

13 July 2018 - Newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine, Ms. Osnat Lubrani paid a first official visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and presented her credentials to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mr. Sergiy Kyslytsya.

The parties have confirmed the existing high-level cooperation and potential of strengthening the relations between Ukraine and the United Nations on a wide range of issues.

17 Jul 2018 description

This report is for the media and the general public.

In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations[1], including about 70 explosions, compared with the previous reporting period (about 20 explosions).