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02 Jun 2018 description

KYIV, Ukraine, 1 June 2018– Eleven cities (Vinnytsia, Odesa, Lviv, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Cherkasy, Mariupol, Kremenchuk, Druzhkivka, Biloziria, Biliaivka and Novoukrainka) have been shortlisted to receive the honorary status of Child and Youth Friendly City Candidate. In total, over 150 cities and communities from all over Ukraine that applied for this programme at theInternational Forum of Child and Youth Friendly Municipalities on 1 June 2018 claimed they were willing to join the Initiative.

22 Nov 2017 description
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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

20 Sep 2017 description

Country Operations

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.

Deadline for Completion

08 Jun 2017 description

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.”

02 Mar 2017 description
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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.

05 Feb 2017 description

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.

20 Jan 2017 description
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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.

09 Dec 2016 description

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.

17 Aug 2016 description

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.

18 May 2016 description

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.

04 Mar 2016 description


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 Jan 2016 description

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.

30 Nov 2015 description

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

08 Oct 2015 description


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.


03 Jun 2015 description

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.

11 Feb 2015 description


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.