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14 Dec 2017 description

Dwindling resources had made it increasingly difficult to maintain its operations in Ukraine

By Umberto Bacchi

KIEV, Dec 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nation's food agency said on Tuesday it will stop providing food aid to conflict-affected people in the eastern part of Ukraine at the end of February due to a lack of funding, despite a rising number of people going hungry.

13 Dec 2017 description

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has released the 16th Edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety, a report underscoring the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program.

13 Dec 2017 description

Introduction

World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

13 Dec 2017 description

By Umberto Bacchi

MURATOVE, Ukraine, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ukrainian pensioner Mariya Semiriad has a cold house, a painful hernia, little to eat and no money to buy enough food, wood and painkillers for the winter.

Her barren home lies on a muddy side-road of Muratove, a small, secluded village in a wooded area of eastern Ukraine's Luhansk region - only a few kilometres from the frontline separating government forces from pro-Russian separatists.

13 Dec 2017 description

The conflict has killed more than 10,000 people, including 2,500 civilians and forced 1.6 million from their homes

By Umberto Bacchi

MURATOVE, Ukraine, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the conflict in eastern Ukraine approaches its fourth winter, millions of people have exhausted their resources and have to make choices each day between getting food, medicine or heating, according to United Nations.

13 Dec 2017 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 by persons increased at both BCPs compared to the previous week.

OPERATIONAL REMARKS

The OM is currently operating with 22 permanent international staff members, including the Chief Observer (CO). The Mission is supported administratively by a Vienna-based staff member.

13 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

KYIV, 12 December 2017 - The Government of Germany provided additional 14.3 million EUR to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to ensure water security to communities living along the contact line in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. This was announced today at the press conference in Kyiv. The indiscriminate shelling of civilian infrastructure, such as pumping and power stations, is affecting access to essential and basic services in eastern Ukraine. In 2017 alone, over 3 million people across the region suffered water cuts and lack of sanitation.

13 Dec 2017 description

BULLET HITS DONETSK FILTER STATION (NEAR MISS OF WORKER). NEW UXO ALSO FOUND

12 Dec 2017 description
report UNOPS

With funding from Japan, a project is addressing an urgent need to replace the State Emergency Service of Ukraine’s obsolete demining equipment.

"We are very grateful to the Government of Japan and UNOPS for helping us handle demining and saving civilians' lives," said Arsen Avakov, Ukraine's Minister of Interior.

To help increase the efficiency of the country's demining process, the Government of Japan worked with UNOPS to purchase vehicles and ground-penetrating radar detectors, worth more than $200,000.

12 Dec 2017 description
report Council of Europe

12/12/2017 MIGRATION, REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PERSONS

12 Dec 2017 description
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Ukraine: Unbearable burden on 4.4 million people as active conflict enters fourth winter

Ukrainian

12 Dec 2017 description

WASH Cluster was informed that at 9:45 am (Kyiv time) today, 12th December, Golmovskyi Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) was de-energized due toshelling. This WWTP serves village of Golmovskyi (Horlivskyi rajon, Donetsk NGCA), where Voda Donbasa has 3636 accounts (arond7800 people live in this town).

11 Dec 2017 description

Key messages

↗ International prices of wheat and maize remained relatively stable in November, reflecting good supply conditions, while export quotations of rice strengthened amid increased buying interest and currency movements.