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11 Jul 2018 description
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Adopted Legislation

  • Amendments to the Tax and Customs Codes introducing tax exemptions during the Joint Forces Operation

  • Participation in the Joint Forces Operation provides a basis for issuing social benefits

  • Procedure for establishing that the ATO caused a person’s disability

Draft Legislation

  • Clarification of an IDP’s place of residence on a “factual” basis

  • New entry-exit procedure to and from NGCA

02 Jul 2018 description
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Adopted Legislation

  • Amendments related to transfer of individual e-pension files and renewal of social payments

  • Amendments related to housing subsidies

Draft Legislation

  • Amendments to the Law on social housing stock

  • Law on the legal status of the missing persons

  • Amendments to laws on court fees exemptions and disposal of immovable property located in Crimea

26 Jun 2018 description

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

As wars dragged on in many parts of the world, huge numbers of people struggled to meet even their most basic needs in 2017. In the absence of political solutions, these people seem destined to endure even more violence in the coming year. If humanitarian organizations cannot rise to the challenge and provide greater relief and protection, even more people could suffer.

13 Jun 2018 description

MINSK, 13 June 2018 – The Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), Ambassador Martin Sajdik, made the following statement to the press after the meeting of the TCG ‎and its Working Groups in Minsk on 13 June 2018:

07 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The overall security situation in eastern Ukraine has deteriorated since the beginning of May, causing more and more destruction and victims among both military and civilians. Operation of the Donetsk Filter Station was suspended, putting at risk the water supply for 345,000 people.

  • As of 23 May, the 2018 Ukraine Humanitarian Response Plan was funded only at 12%.

18 May 2018 description

16 May 2018, Severodonetsk, Luhansk Oblast – A delegation from the Embassy of Japan visited conflict-affected areas in eastern Ukraine on May 15-16 to assess the recovery and development projects implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with financial support from the Government of Japan.

Since 2014, the Government of Japan has been supporting initiatives implemented by UNDP and UNICEF in Ukraine in response to the humanitarian crisis in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

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

08 May 2018 description

Kramatorsk – Over 40,000 residents of Ukraine’s conflict-affected Donbas region soon will benefit from nine community centres – libraries and cultural gathering spots – renovated by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with funding from the Government of Japan.

According to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, approximately 800,000 out of the country’s 1.5 million officially registered internally displaced persons (IDPs) reside in the Government-controlled area of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

26 Apr 2018 description
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Novopskov, Luhansk Oblast, 26 April 2018 – The Administrative Service Centre in Novopskov, Luhansk Oblast, will help the government be more effective and efficient in the delivery of services to over 12,000 citizens of the Novopskov amalgamated territorial community.

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

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

12 Apr 2018 description

Highlights

• WFP successfully reached 233,000 beneficiaries in Ukraine over 2017-18 with In-kind, Cash-Based Transfers (CBT) and food for asset/training (FFA/FFT) assistance.

• Even though WFP faced many challenges in 2017 such as severe funding shortfalls, access restrictions in NGCA and delays in the implementation of FFA/FFT activities, overall outcome findings show when assistance was provided it had a positive effect among beneficiary populations, with food consumption and dietary diversity improving from baseline after receiving assistance.

11 Apr 2018 description

1,492,125
INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE REGISTERED
(MINISTRY OF SOCIAL POLICY, 18 DECEMBER 2017)
3.4 million
PEOPLE IN NEED OF HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE

SITUATION OVERVIEW

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

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%)

13 Mar 2018 description

Tokyo – The Government of Japan has donated USD 30.5 million to support IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in its 2018 operations – assisting vulnerable migrants such as displaced persons, refugees, returnees and affected communities, in the midst of various conflicts and crises continuing around the world. With this donation, Japan will also support increasing the capacity of various governments in their humanitarian border management efforts.

06 Mar 2018 description

In only 25 years, PAH has become one of the largest and most active non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organizations based out of Central Europe. PAH strives to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable communities during humanitarian crises including all phases of armed conflicts. PAH implements comprehensive WASH, FSL, NFI, Education, Shelter and Protection solutions in difficult-to-reach areas around the world. Currently PAH operates in Syria/Turkey, Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan, and Ukraine.