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- Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, Statement to the Security Council on the Humanitarian Situation in Ukraine - New York, 29 May 2018
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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.
May 17, 2018 8:07 AM
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has begun treatment for hepatitis C with people who are co-infected with hepatitis C and HIV in Mykolaiv region, in southern Ukraine, where prevalence of HIV is two times higher than the average across the country.
People living with HIV are extremely vulnerable to contracting the hepatitis C virus, which is the fifth leading cause of death of people living with HIV in Europe.
In Ukraine, 35 per cent of women living with HIV have experienced violence since the age of 15. Many women cannot definitively say that they have experienced violence, because they have suffered and witnessed gender-based violence through generations and it has been normalized. For women living with HIV, lack of awareness, shelters and support services pose additional challenges. Peer-support groups and the National Women’s Forum on HIV, supported by UN Women is bringing awareness, action and new beginnings for HIV positive women survivors of violence.
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.
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.
New Analysis from Leading Humanitarian, Development and Global Health Organizations Calculates the Devastating Human Costs of Cuts to Foreign Assistance
Kyiv, 17 August 2016 – As of today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has delivered 92 percent of all contracted medicines and health products to Ukraine’s Ministry of Health. These efforts have saved the government US$4 million.
These products are related to tuberculosis, hepatitis, hemophilia, orphan diseases, HIV and vaccines. UNDP supports the country’s procurement and contracting for these critical, life-saving products. The savings will allow the Ministry of Health to purchase and distribute additional stocks.
Kyiv, Ukraine, 1 June 2016 – UNICEF together with Louis Vuitton, Vogue Ukraine, and famous singer Tina Karol have launched a global campaign Make a Promise in Ukraine. Funds raised globally through this partnership, including in Ukraine, will be provided to the programmes for children affected by conflicts, and other situations that threaten their safety and well-being.
New York, NY (March 17, 2016) – HealthRight International was recently awarded four grants to fund projects focusing on unaccompanied migrant children (UMCs) in the U.S., male sex workers (MSW) in Kenya, vulnerable children in Nepal, and internally displaced young adults in Ukraine.
When Mikhail and his girlfriend were living in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, they were afraid for their lives every day. But not just because of the shelling.
Over 200,000 children need psychosocial support
The conflict in Ukraine has deeply affected the lives of 580,000 children living in non-government controlled areas and close to the front line in eastern Ukraine, UNICEF said today. Of these, 200,000 – or one in three – need psychosocial support.
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KYIV, 14 December 2015 – The United Nations delivered 634metric tons of humanitarian aid to Luhansk today. Led by the Logistics Cluster, the convoy includes food, medicines and trauma kits, antiretroviral treatment and test systems procured by the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
by Shirley Ko
This year’s theme for World AIDS Day is Think Positive: Rethink HIV.
At Pact, we see lots of reasons to be positive.
In Nigeria’s Bayelsa state, more pregnant women are being tested for HIV and taking steps to protect their babies.
In Ethiopia, children are learning the basics of good health and HIV prevention just as they are reading and math.
In Ukraine, stigma surrounding HIV is slowly eroding, and local institutions responding to the disease are more robust.
On estime que 15,8 millions de personnes sont désormais sous traitement contre le VIH, soit deux fois plus qu’il y a cinq ans, tandis que les pays adoptent la Stratégie d’accélération à l’aide de données permettant d’affiner la prestation des services de prévention et de traitement du VIH afin d’atteindre les personnes laissées pour compte