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18 Oct 2017 description

POKROVSK, Ukraine - Everybody was busy on Oct. 15 at Pokrovsk orphanage, getting ready for the grand re-opening of its main building, renovated by the UN Development Programme thanks to funding from the government of Japan.

The older children helped teachers carry furniture to the newly repaired rooms, while the younger ones helped with washing and painting.

17 Oct 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 8-14 October 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, rubella, measles, West Nile fever, chikungunya, cholera and plague.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

14 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Kyiv, 12 October 2017 – The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine with the support of the Government of Germany through KfW Development Bank and together with the Federation of Football of Ukraine conducted “EmPower Girls” Football Cup on October 11 in Kyiv on the International Day of the Girl Child. The tournament was attended by 80 girls aged 11 to 13 from different regions of Ukraine, including those affected by the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.

14 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian needs remain high for vulnerable populations along the contact line

  • Exposure to mines, ERW impedes access to basic services and resources

  • USAID/OFDA partners provide critical health, protection, shelter, and WASH assistance to vulnerable populations in eastern Ukraine

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Oct 2017 description

Summary: MCC’s mobile cannery is traveling to 32 locations across eastern and central U.S. and Ontario to can meat for thousands of people around the world.

Oct. 5, 2017

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine -- The children come and go from the kitchen at the Gurzhiy household in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. The attraction is pizza, made for 8-year-old Veronika’s birthday party.

“We got some canned meat last week,” says Veronika’s mom, Yulia Gurzhiy. “We used it to make this pizza today and it’s very good.”

13 Oct 2017 description
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PROTECTION CONCERNS

  • Security situation: In September 2017, OHCHR recorded 18 conflict-related civilian casualties: 2 killed and 16 injured.

  • Mine Action: On September 11, one civilian was killed in an explosion in Mariupol (Donetsk region, GCA), reportedly as a result of mishandling of explosive ordinances.

    According to DRC/DDG, since June 2014, 430 people have been killed and 881 injured in mine related incidents.

13 Oct 2017 description
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(Kyiv, 13 October 2017) UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, today concluded her three-day visit to Ukraine during which she witnessed first-hand the human face of the conflict on both sides of the ‘contact-line’. She stressed the urgent need for humanitarian funding to address the dire situation faced by millions of civilians during the coming winter months.

12 Oct 2017 description

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT SHELLED AND STOPPED, AS WELL AS NEARBY VILLAGE

‘Voda Donbasa’ (VD) has informed the WASH Cluster that Dokuchaievsk Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), which is located near village of Yasne, was shelled yesterday evening (October 5, around 7:30 pm). Power lines, which supply electricity to the station were damaged and the WWTP was de-energized. Staff of the WWTP were evacuated and the WWTP was stopped (both due to lack of staff but also due to lack of electricity).

12 Oct 2017 description
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September issue of the Legal Alert, focuses on the following:

  • Affordable Housing Program for IDPs and military veterans: legal procedure is adopted

  • No more OschadBank monopoly on IDP social payments; reduced verification; increase in size and range of payments

  • New Presidential Decree on Border Control: Introducing biometric control, obligatory e-mail declaration, and putting the Russian Federation on migration risk list

  • One of the three Crimean checkpoints is to be closed

11 Oct 2017 description

SHELLING NEAR 1 st LIFT PUMPING STATION of SDWP

11 Oct 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 decreased at both BCPs compared to the previous week.

OPERATIONAL REMARKS

The OM is currently operating with 20 permanent international staff members, including the Acting Chief Observer (CO). The Mission is supported administratively by a Vienna-based staff member.