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18 Oct 2017 description
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18 October 2017 KYIV. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with financial support of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine has provided the National Children's Hospital Ohmatdyt with the latest medical equipment GeneXpert (Manufacturer: Cepheid Inc., USA) for the rapid diagnostics of tuberculosis, HIV and viral hepatitis. The funds ($ 30,000) for the equipment were donated by Chamber Member Companies during charity events organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine.

14 Oct 2017 description
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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.

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).

11 Oct 2017 description

SHELLING NEAR 1 st LIFT PUMPING STATION of SDWP

04 Oct 2017 description

1st LIFT PUMPING STATION of SDWP WAS UNDER SHELLING:

04 Oct 2017 description

1st LIFT PUMPING STATION of SDWP SHELLED – 3rd TIME IN 36 HOURS

Voda Donbasa (VD) has informed the WASH Cluster, that shelling of the 1st lift Pumping Station (PS) of the South Donbas Water Pipeline was repeated yesterday evening (from around 5.30 p.m., October 4). Staff were in the bomb shelter during the incident, however, the PS continued to operate in normal mode. Several shells fell within the territory of the Pumping station: again near the garage and near the bomb shelter. WASH Cluster informed OSCE about the incident immediately.

29 Sep 2017 description
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The right to safety and education should be guaranteed to all children during the armed conflict, therefore, the Ministry of Education and Science supports the initiative of joining the Safe School Declaration. This statement was made by Liliya Hrynevych, Minister of Education and Science, during round table “The Safe Schools Declaration: how to protect the right to education during armed conflict” on Thursday.

25 Sep 2017 description
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In eastern Ukraine, people who were unable to flee the conflict now face grave threats from shelling, landmines and unexploded ordnance. Karyna’s family still lives close to the contact line, and every day on her walk to school she is confronted with the risk of injury or death.

by Yulia Silina

DONETSK, Ukraine, 20 September 2017 – Every morning, 14-year-old Karyna Shvets walks 2 km past piles of rubbish, abandoned buildings and unexploded landmines marked with bright orange ribbons.

22 Sep 2017 description
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21 septembre 2017 – Seuls 15 pays dans le monde disposent des trois politiques nationales de base qui contribuent à garantir que les parents disposent du temps et des ressources nécessaires pour soutenir le développement cérébral sain de leurs jeunes enfants, selon un nouveau rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié jeudi.

21 Sep 2017 description
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Only 15 countries worldwide have three essential national policies that support families with young children – UNICEF

New report says around 85 million children under five live in 32 countries that do not offer families two years of free pre-primary education; paid breastfeeding breaks for new mothers for the first six months; and adequate paid parental leave – three critical policies to support children’s early brain development

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

16 Sep 2017 description
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Highlights

  • A three- day “window of Silence” observed from 21st August, enabled repairs of critical water infrastructure, restoring the provision of clean water and ensuring winter warmth for over 70,000 people including 14, ooo children in Toretsk.

  • UNICEF continued to provide access to safe water and sanitation, reaching over 43,000 people in the Eastern Conflict Area (ECA) through water- trucking and emergency repair of conflict damaged infrastructure.

06 Sep 2017 description

BACKGROUND/SITUATION:

The situation in eastern Ukraine remains volatile. Despite ongoing peace efforts, daily clashes and rapid escalation of hostilities prevail, as conflict continues to claim lives and generate humanitarian needs. Shelling of critical infrastructure, such as hospitals, schools, water and energy supply systems and houses is reported almost daily.

04 Sep 2017 description

Key facts

In total 438,000 people are at high risk of heating collapse and 1.54 million face a medium level of risk.

Issues to highlight

Water, Electricity and Heating Issues are interconnected.
Risk of damage through shelling increased in May-June but is now decreasing.
Access to areas for repairs continues to be a key issue.

INCIDENTS ANALYSIS: SUMMER 2017

16 Aug 2017 description

DONETSK FILTER STATION WAS UNDER SHELLING:

The WASH Cluster is informed by Voda Donbasa water company, that on the evening of August 3rd ( at 7 p.m.) a projectile fell within the territory of the Donetsk Filter station (DFS) between bomb shelter and the administrative building. As a result, the windows of the administration building were broken and a new crater formed between the two buildings.

15 Aug 2017 description
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Highlights

  • An agreement was reached on 19 July in Minsk by all parties to the conflict to create safety zones around critical civilian infrastructure including water installations. However the number of ceasefire violations increased over the last two weeks of July.3

  • UNICEF reached almost 335,000 children and their caregivers with life -saving Mine Risk Education (MRE) through dissemination of child friendly content through electronic media.

03 Aug 2017 description
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Highlights

  • From January to June 2017, increased violence on both sides of the contact line resulted in civilian infrastructure repeatedly damaged in the line of fire. At least 78 water related incidents were reported, 27 more than from January to June in 2016, which threatened access to water for over 1.8 m people including 400,000 children. At least 67 conflict-related civilian deaths and 308 injuries were also reported.