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23 Jun 2018 description
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PROTECTION CONCERNS

  • Civilian casualties: OHCHR recorded 61 conflict-related civilian casualties. This is a 32 per cent increase compared with April 2018.

  • Security situation: A significant increase of hostilities affecting more than 20 settlements on both sides of the contact line resulted in damage to over 192 civilian houses and flats, 6 educational and healthcare facilities 1 and disruption of electricity, water and gas supply.

22 Jun 2018 description

Civilian casualties have continued to rise in eastern Ukraine, as hostilities have intensified along the ‘contact line’. In May 2018, OHCHR recorded 61 civilian casualties (12 killed and 49 injured), which is the highest so far in 2018. The humanitarian situation in the Chyhari settlement (Donetska oblast) remains of concern due to intense fighting which broke out on 27 May. Eleven houses were reportedly destroyed and 50 damaged in the settlement, which is approximately 800 metres from the ‘contact line’.

20 Jun 2018 description

20 June 2018 – There has been no meaningful progress in the human rights situation in the armed conflict zone and other parts of Ukraine, says a report published today by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine. The report covers the period between 16 February and 15 May 2018.

19 Jun 2018 description

Despite increased hostilities and extreme levels of mine contamination in the areas along the ‘contact line’, the number of civilian crossings through the five operational Entry Exit Checkpoints (EECPs) has steadily increased since the beginning of 2018. In May, over 1.14 million crossings were recorded, which is a slight increase from April. It is notable that in May 2018 civilian crossings increased by 14 per cent compared to May 2017. The situation at the EECPs remained volatile, with shelling and sniper activities routinely reported at or near the checkpoints.

19 Jun 2018 description

‘Trends in humanitarian funding: where are we now and what lies ahead’ at the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment

Conference Room 12, United Nations, New York, 08:30 a.m. 19 June 2018

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Excellencies, distinguished guests,

Having heard from Development Initiatives about funding trends through 2017, I am pleased to present the mid-year Global Humanitarian Overview Status Report.

19 Jun 2018 description

This report is for the media and the general public.

SUMMARY

Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy, Russian Federation. The Observer Mission (OM) continues to operate 24/7 at both Border Crossing Points (BCPs). The overall number of border crossings by persons slightly decreased at both BCPs.

OPERATIONAL REMARKS

The OM is currently operating with 20 permanent international staff members, including the Chief Observer (CO). The Mission is supported administratively by a Vienna-based staff member.

19 Jun 2018 description

Global Humanitarian Overview 2018: six months on

As of 15 June 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (3RP) require US$25.39 billion to assist 96.2 million highly vulnerable people.

15 Jun 2018 description

This report is for the media and the general public.

At 05:06 on 15 June, an SMM long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that was flying over Betmanove (non-government-controlled, formerly Krasnyi Partyzan, 23km north-east of Donetsk) recorded a condensation trail of a missile following a ballistic trajectory at a significantly lower altitude than the UAV from the north-east.

15 Jun 2018 description

The current human rights situation in Crimea and the challenges faced by human rights defenders working on and in Crimea were discussed at an expert meeting on 14 June 2018 in Kherson, Ukraine. The meeting was organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in co-operation with the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

15 Jun 2018 description

This report is for the media and the general public.

At 14:03 on 14 June, an SMM patrol consisting of six members and two armoured vehicles was in Pikuzy (formerly Kominternove, non-government-controlled, 23km north-east of Mariupol) on the corner of roads T-0519 and C-051235, where it stopped to observe fresh tracks from what it assessed to be an infantry fighting vehicle (BMP-type) on the asphalt.