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November 30th 2017, NOVOTROITSKE, UKRAINE – A mobile office for legal aid was opened today at the Novotroitske checkpoint in Donetsk Oblast to meet the increasing need to support people living in the non-government-controlled parts of Ukraine.
Severodonetsk, 14 November 2017 – A Delegation from the Embassy of Japan has visited conflict-affected areas in eastern Ukraine to assess programmes implemented by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the financial support from the Government of Japan. Since 2014, the Government of Japan has been supporting initiatives implemented by UNICEF and UNDP in Ukraine in response to the humanitarian crisis in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
In the last two and a half years, international procurement of medicines allowed Ukraine to save hundreds of millions Hryvnia, later used to purchase more medicines and ensure treatment to a larger number of patients. But once purchased, how are medicines distributed from the warehouse to different regions? Which public hospitals do they reach, and are the quantities planned efficiently?
25 October 2017, Svitlodarsk, Donetsk Oblast – The United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) and the government of Japan have repaired the roof of a kindergarten in the frontline city of Svitlodarsk in Donetsk Oblast.
The United Nations Development Programme has analyzed the procurement it conducted with the funds of 2016 state budget. According to the results, share of medicines bought directly from manufacturers comprised 71%, in contrast to 90% of the Ministry of Health tenders won by distributors in 2014 and earlier years - before the international procurement of medicines was introduced.
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.
10 October 2017, Toretsk, Donetsk Oblast – The United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) and the government of Japan have repaired a building to house an outpatient clinic that is to serve the population of the frontline town of Toretsk in Donetsk Oblast.
27 September 2017, Kramatorsk – United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) and the government of Japan have renovated the water supply system of Kramatorsk City Hospital No. 1, which provides healthcare services to over 100,000 local people and IDPs in Donetsk Oblast.
26 September 2017, Mariupol – More than half a million people – local residents and IDPs – stand to benefit from the services of a newly repaired Blood Transfusion Station in Mariupol.
The station, which was repaired by the UN Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) with financial support from the government of Japan, is a key medical facility covering the entire southern part of Donetsk Oblast.
In July and August, UNDP in Ukraine and UN Volunteers in Ukraine, in partnership with a local NGO in Donetsk region, organised a series of quests themed around Sustainable Development Goals.
Around 800 children and youth aged 9 to 17 staying in the summer camps located in Sviatohirsk, Donetsk oblast, participated in the quests aimed to introduce them to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and encourage them to engage in positive changes in their communities.
16 August 2017, Severodonetsk – A motor road overpass, repaired by the UN Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) with financial support from the government of Japan, is an important transport and logistical artery connecting the three largest cities in the government-controlled part of Luhansk Oblast, in particular towns of Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, and Rubizhne.
Since the outbreak of the armed conflict in the eastern Ukraine and the events in Crimea more than three years ago, large-scale population movements were observed in the country. The UN office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights reports over 2 million displaced, including 1,2 million internally displaced persons. Estimates indicate that about 70% of the internally displaced people are women.
July 28, 2017, Kyiv – Officials from local and central government, development experts, education professionals and representatives from UN agencies gathered on July 28 at the Luhansk Regional Development Strategy Forum in Kyiv to chart a new course of development for Luhansk Oblast, using best international practice and expertise.
An updated strategy for the economic and social development of Luhansk Oblast until 2020 was presented at the forum. The event was organized by the United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine.
Kramatorsk, 27 July – UNDP Ukraine, in partnership with UN Volunteers, hosted a yoga class for 40 people with disabilities and special needs at the Interregional Center of Professional Rehabilitation for People with Disabilities in Kramatorsk.
The center focuses on providing training courses, support and activities for residents, many of whom are IDPs. Rehabilitation entails a combination of job training courses, together with psychological and physical programmes. The clients of the center were all trying yoga for the first time.
27 July, Lviv – The Polish government and UNDP in Ukraine, in close cooperation with the Ukrainian government, launched the second phase of a project aimed at supporting businesses by men and women affected by the conflict.
The second phase of the project with a total budget of USD 500,000 will continue to support self-employment and the creation of new jobs for IDPs and host communities in the government-controlled areas of Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts.
The 2015 Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment determined several priorities for strengthening the resilience of conflict-affected communities, especially displaced populations and their host communities. Alongside the rehabilitation of infrastructure and economic recovery, efforts would have to include the promotion of reconciliation and social cohesion and strengthening community security and access to justice.
Kyiv, July 4, 2017 – _Shipment of the required medicine against botulism was delivered to Ukraine today. First 25 schemes to form the essential stock of the antitoxin produced in Canada were provided by the United Nations Development Program. UNDP supported the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and provided antitoxin against botulism worth 2,5 mln Hryvnia as humanitarian aid._
The conflict in the eastern regions of Ukraine has made the upgrading of local services, such as the creation of Centers for Administrative Service Provision (TsNAPs), much more difficult. So as a part of the UNDP Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme and with funding from the European Union, a project was implemented to equip the TsNAP in the city of Druzhkivka with everything it needs to be fully operational.
This Annual Report highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. In 2016, the Joint Programme provided support to 45 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors.