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04 Jun 2018 description

Situation at checkpoints: The State Border Guard Service recorded 1,130,700 crossings of the line of contact during April.
UNHCR’s partner R2P reported long queues as a main concern.

29 May 2018 description

TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES

In April, nearly 7,300 refugees and migrants entered Europe via Italy, Greece and Spain, bringing the number of refugees and migrants who have arrived by land and sea routes to these three countries to nearly 24,300 in the first four months of 2018. This marks a significant decrease of 49% compared to the first four months of 2017, a period in which just over 48,000 refugees and migrants entered Europe via these three countries.

21 May 2018 description
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PROTECTION CONCERNS

  • Security situation: OHCHR recorded 46 conflict-related civilian casualties: 13 killed and 33 injured, which represents a 142% increase compared with March 2018. Mines, booby traps and ERW accounted for 33% of casualties.

  • Freedom of movement: On April 23, a man died while crossing the contact line at the Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint. Due to the absence of an ambulance at the checkpoint, the man could not receive life-saving assistance.

15 May 2018 description
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Adopted Legislation Draft Legislation

  • The end of the “Anti-Terrorist Operation” (“ATO”) and launch of the “Joint Forces Operation” (“JFO”)
  • Strengthening the protection of conflict-affected children
  • Subsidized housing for IDPs who participated in the “ATO”

Draft Legislation

14 May 2018 description
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INTRODUCTION

This report provides the results of the April 2018 round of the survey conducted by the Charitable Foundation «The Right to Protection» (R2P) at the five entry-exit checkpoints (EECPs) with the non-government-controlled area (NGCA) administered on a regular basis since June 2017. The EECPs are located in Donetsk (Maiorske, Marinka, Hnutove and Novotroitske) and Luhansk (Stanytsia Luhanska) Oblasts.

26 Apr 2018 description
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Adopted Legislation
- One-time cash assistance to persons illegally deprived of their liberty in non-government controlled areas (NGCA)
- State budget allocation for pilot measures addressing challenges caused by internal displacement
- Action plan for the implementation of public policy on Crimea

20 Apr 2018 description

In March, just over 4,400 refugees and migrants entered Europe via Italy,
Greece and Spain. Arrivals to Greece (1,250 versus 2,400) increased by almost 100% while arrivals through routes to Spain (1,500 versus 1,300) and Italy (1,050 versus 1,060) remained consistent with the previous month. In the first three months of the year some 16,640 refugees and migrants arrived to Europe by sea compared to nearly 31,000 that arrived in the same period last year, marking a 106% decrease.

18 Apr 2018 description

Situation at check points: The Border Guard Service recorded 1,021,600 crossings of the line of contact during the month. Long queues continued to be reported by UNHCR’s partner R2P.

Winterization: Unusually cold conditions persisted throughout March; UNHCR continued with winter assistance plan distributing coal, winter-cash assistance and warm clothes.

Legal Assistance: In March, UNHCR and its partners provided primary legal assistance to more than 2,300 people.

KEY INDICATORS

18 Apr 2018 description

Situational overview: February 2018 saw the lowest monthlyrecorded civilian casualties during the entire conflict period.

Protection concerns: Freezing temperatures winter conditions; UNHCR continued implementation of its winter assistance plan.

Assistance provided: In February, UNHCR provided winterization, non-food items (NFIs), and shelter assistance to more than 6,600 people.

18 Apr 2018 description
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Protection Concerns
- Security situation: In March 2018, OHCHR recorded 18 conflict-related civilian casualties: 5 people killed and 13 injured; 15 of the civilian casualties are caused by ERW and mine-related incidents.
- Freedom of movement: On March 23, one civilian reportedly died due to a heart attack while crossing the contact line on the NGCA side of Hnutove checkpoint. On March 27, a 60 year old man suffered a heart attack while crossing the checkpoint in Marinka.

12 Apr 2018 description
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Introduction

This report provides the results of the March 2018 round of the survey conducted by the Charitable Foundation «The Right to Protection» (R2P) at the five entry-exit checkpoints (EECPs) with the non-government-controlled area (NGCA) administered on a regular basis since June 2017. The EECPs are located in Donetsk (Maiorske, Marinka, Hnutove and Novotroitske) and Luhansk (Stanytsia Luhanska) Oblasts.

02 Apr 2018 description
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UNHCR update on legislative changes affecting displaced persons | Jan-Feb 2018

Adopted Legislation

  • Law on safeguarding sovereignty over non-government controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions

  • State targeted programme for eastern Ukraine

  • Increased targeted assistance to IDPs

  • Amendments to the list of settlements situated along the contact line and in the NGCA where state authorities temporarily do not fulfil their functions

27 Mar 2018 description

KYIV, Ukraine, 27 March, 2018 – Concluding a week-long visit to Ukraine, where four years of conflict have displaced an estimated 1.5 million people, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Operations Mr. George Okoth-Obbo has called for enhanced actions to address the plight of conflict-affected persons and to secure their rights, including access to pensions and freedom of movement.

The Assistant High Commissioner met with a number of refugees in the capital of Kyiv, noting their experiences and challenges, as well as with UNHCR’s NGO partners that support them.

27 Mar 2018 description

Ever-present danger of shelling and landmines makes it difficult to collect benefits, buy food or look for work.

By Kate Bond in Mariinka, Ukraine | 27 March 2018

It was just an ordinary day for Liuba and her son Misha in Mariinka, a town devastated by the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

They were used to the rattle of machine guns as they prepared breakfast. So when they fell silent, 10-year-old Misha ran to his grandmother’s house nearby.

26 Mar 2018 description

CLUSTER ACHIEVEMENTS 2017 The Shelter Cluster’s “2017 Annual Report” has been issued and includes the yearly achievements against 3 core Cluster objectives:
Objective 1 - To provide acute emergency response to newly damaged homes and life-saving winterization support. Target = 102,200 indiv Achieved = 118,589 indiv (116%)
Objective 2 - To provide light and medium repairs and adequate housing support for IDPs through rent or winterized collective center support. Target = 21,350 HHs. Achieved = 6,815 HHs (32%)

23 Mar 2018 description

Shelling, landmines and long queues are among the hazards facing elderly residents as they try to collect their pensions.

By Kate Bond in Starhonativka, Ukraine

Svetlana Shuko worked for decades in the local coal plant, earning a pension she hoped would see her through retirement.

Now, with armed conflict dividing Ukraine, eight months have passed since the 78-year-old received any cash.