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17 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

January-June 2018

500,000 # of children in need of humanitarian assistance

3,400,000 # of people in need (Humanitarian Response Plan January-December 2018)

Highlights

31 Jul 2018 description

In Ukraine the government is also failing to prioritise tackling harmful laws and policies, which make it difficult for key populations to access HIV services. Such inaction comes at a critical time for the HIV response in Ukraine, as the government takes on full responsibility for funding HIV prevention programming from the Global Fund. Although the government’s plans to continue contracting non-governmental organisations to provide services are welcome - many of the commitments the government has made are yet to be implemented.

30 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs

In June UNICEF continued to support teachers across Donetsk and Luhansk oblast manage gender specific and age-sensitive education, as well as safe learning spaces with water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities, on both sides of the line of contact. Having completed an assessment of 14 education facilities involved in Safe School modelling in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, UNICEF facilitated the formulation of development plans for schools in the area.

27 Jul 2018 description

Millions of people in Ukraine continue to suffer silently through the pain of hepatitis C, just like Ihor. Around five percent of the population live with the disease, many of whom remain untreated due to a historical lack of access to affordable treatment and diagnosis.

Olena Melnikova

26 Jul 2018 description

HIV-related stigma remains pervasive and its effects debilitating. Stigma and discrimination deny people living with HIV the right to fully participate in their communities, affecting all aspects of people’s lives, including access to treatment and care, and access to work.

25 Jul 2018 description

FOREWORD

In a complex and fast-changing world, we remain focused and resolute in pursuit of our goal – to provide the most appropriate, effective medicine in the harshest of environments. As well as responding to vital needs, our aid is born of a desire to show solidarity with people who are suffering, whether as a result of conflict, neglect or disease.

29 May 2018 description

As delivered

Mr. President,

Thank you so much for the opportunity to brief the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.

After four years, millions of civilians – men, women and children – continue to bear the brunt of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which has become yet another protracted crisis. Over 2,700 civilians have been killed and up to 9,000 injured since the outbreak of hostilities. The conflict-affected area is one of the most mine-contaminated in the world. Last year, landmines maimed or killed 238 civilians.

17 May 2018 description
report Voice of America

May 17, 2018 8:07 AM
Henry Ridgwell

EASTERN UKRAINE — Nearly 3.5 million people caught up in the conflict in eastern Ukraine urgently need humanitarian aid, according to the United Nations, which says its assistance program has received a fraction of the funding it needs.

Populations live under the constant threat of artillery and gun fire, mines and unexploded ordinance, and now face growing food insecurity and outbreaks of diseases, the U.N. said.

05 Mar 2018 description

“Access to quality care and medications is limited. Women, children, adolescents – representing over 60% of the affected people – and the elderly are disproportionately affected by a severe reduction in health services, care and support.”

15 Feb 2018 description
report IRIN

Displacement, aid delivery issues, and different strategies are all feeding a raging epidemic

Every month or so, health project manager Yulia sets off on an arduous 24-hour, 100-kilometre journey across eastern Ukraine’s “contact line” from Severodonetsk to the rebel-held city of Luhansk. It is the front line not only of a conflict that has claimed more than 10,000 lives since early 2014 but also of one of Europe’s worst HIV epidemics.

01 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights for 2017

  • UNICEF provided psychosocial support (PSS) to 105,051 boys and girls living in conflict-affected areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions including 89,569 in government controlled areas (GCAs) and 15,482 in nongovernment-controlled areas (NGCAs)

  • Throughout 2017, UNICEF ensured access to safe drinking water to over 1.45 million people in eastern Ukraine.

30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Four years into the violent conflict in eastern Ukraine, 500,000 children remain in need of immediate humanitarian assistance.1 Daily breaches of the ceasefire agreement have left more than 200,000 children and their families at risk of regular physical violence.2 Since the beginning of the conflict, more than 700 educational facilities and 130 medical points have sustained damage due to shelling.3 Ceasefire violations also frequently damage and disrupt critical water, sanitation, electrical and heating infrastructure, challenging access to safe drinking water for 3.4 million people in …

17 Jan 2018 description

Ukraine has among the highest HIV rates in Europe, with an estimated 220,000 infected in a country of about 45 million

By Adela Suliman

LONDON, Jan 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fighting in Ukraine that erupted in 2014 escalated the spread of HIV throughout the country as millions of infected people were uprooted by violence, a study published on Monday found.

16 Jan 2018 description

The conflict in eastern Ukraine has increased the spread of HIV throughout the country as people have been uprooted by the violence, a new study finds.

Areas such as Donetsk and Luhansk, two large cities in the east deeply affected by the violence that erupted in 2014, were the main exporters of the HIV virus to other parts of the country such as Kyiv and Odesa, the report published on January 15 in the U.S. journal PNAS found.

Ukraine has among the highest HIV rates in Europe, with an estimated 220,000 infected in a country of about 45 million.

15 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF has established 11 parenting rooms in health facilities of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts along the contact line. More than 7,000 children and their parents have benefited from these services.

• During the reporting period, UNICEF provided psychosocial support to over 13,700 children on both sides of the contact line in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.