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- Humanitarian Bulletin: Ukraine | Issue 23 | 1 November – 31 December 2017
- Active USG Humanitarian Programs Ukraine conflict and population displacement (Last updated 01/26/18)
- Ukraine: Checkpoints - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 24 January 2018) [EN/RU/UK]
- Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 2 February 2018
- Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 26 January 2018
01 Making a fresh start
02 Making their way through life together
03 Grateful to be saved
04 A man’s tears
05 We see an increasing number of applications by women who are only able to tell us about violence against them
06 Fleeng families
07 Happy to be together
08 Finding peace in a monastery
09 One pain shared by two
10 Beliving in a better future
11 Between AIDS and life
In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.
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IZIUM, Ukraine – Things started to fall apart for Mariana* when she was forced to flee fighting in the Donetsk region in 2016. She and her father camped on the doorsteps of social services centres until they managed to find shelter. Then, shortly afterward, her father was diagnosed with a severe tuberculosis infection.
“He was sent to a TB clinic,” said psychologist Olga Shapoval. “Mariana went along with her father.”
In less than one month, thousands of most vulnerable women and adolescent girls affected by the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine may lose access to life-saving services provided through mobile psychosocial counselling and health services as the long-standing commitment of UNFPA Ukraine to respond to their acute humanitarian needs is under a grave threat if no continued funding materialized for 2017.
Today more than 75 per cent of people affected by humanitarian crises are women and children. And adolescents aged 10-19 years constitute a significant proportion of the population in many conflict and post-conflict settings.
In response to today’s humanitarian challenges, UNFPA continues to provide life-saving services to prevent and respond to gender-based violence and provide information, services and supplies for sexual and reproductive health as we work with partners to carry forward commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit.
Persons with disabilities are among those furthest behind and accordingly the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their indicators clearly state that disaggregated data are needed and should be collected for the purpose of monitoring advancement in the implementation of the goals for this segment of the population.
KHARKIV, Ukraine – Tetiana* and her husband were abducted and savagely abused after conflict broke out in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine. After months of torment, they and their nine children were driven from their home and forced to start over in a new city. Yet the violence seemed to follow them – and this time, it came from within their family.
This spring, humanitarian, writer, actor and UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd travelled to Ukraine. During her weeklong trip, she met with survivors of gender-based violence and internally displaced women and girls who have fled the conflict in eastern regions of Ukraine. Below are excerpts of her diaries from the mission.
LOZOVA, Ukraine – “I don’t remember the first time my husband beat me,” says Iryna, age 33. “Only the pain, shame and tears.”
But she remembers the last time.
As the now two-year-old conflict in eastern Ukraine raged on, the already struggling economy in Iryna’s small village in Lozova district, less than 200 kilometres outside the contact line, had been steadily declining. Her husband was unemployed and drinking heavily, and, unable to pay many of their bills, they no longer had gas or electricity.
2.5 million Elderly, women and children in need
20,520 Deliveries assisted with UNFPA reproductive health kits
3,300 People received psychosocial support from UNFPA mobile teams
1,755 Telephone consultations provided by 24-hour hotline
Breaking the cycle of violence
28 training sessions for 594 district police officers operating in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv,
Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhia oblasts conducted through March-November 2015
According to the UNFPA survey, 19% of women aged 15-49 experienced physical violence, and 8% experienced sexual violence. These figures increased significantly in 2014 comparing to 2007 when they reached 17% and 5%, respectively.
Humanitarian Response Overview
UNFPA provides humanitarian assistance to save lives, ensure access to reproductive health care, and offer support to survivors of gender-based violence in Ukraine’s conflictaffected areas, focusing on women and girls.
UNFPA’s humanitarian interventions
▶ Strengthening national mechanisms to better respond to gender-based violence
▶ Reaching out to the most vulnerable conflict-affected populations through mobile teams offering psychosocial support
UNFPA’s humanitarian response addresses gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of the most vulnerable women and young people in the regions most affected by the conflict.
May 20, 2015 -UN Population Fund in Ukraine delivered humanitarian aid – RH Kits for provision of obstetric-gynecology care – to the state enterprise "Ukrvaktsyna" of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Total value of the delivery is about UAH 2.2 million (USD 100 thousand).
The universal RH kits include surgical instruments, suture material and the most necessary medicines, analgesics, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial for surgery and for emergency aid for women in childbirth and newborns, in the case of rape and more.
The MISP Readiness assessment tool was developed by the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health (RH) in Crises for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2013 to help country teams assess their readiness to provide the Minimum Initial Service Package for Reproductive Health in case of a humanitarian crisis.
LVIV, Ukraine – Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. Many are women with children, like Ketevan, a young woman whose recent displacement from Artemivsk, a city in the Luhansk Region of Ukraine, was the second time she has been forced to escape violence.
At age 12, she left her home Sukhumi, in Abkhazia, to escape conflict there. Now, she and her 4-year-old son, Illya, have been forced to flee from Artemivsk to Drohobych, a city in the western Lviv Region.