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15 Dec 2017 description

Situational overview: The security situation in eastern Ukraine deteriorated in the latter half of November, with more than 14,000 ceasefire violations recorded.

Protection concerns: Winter conditions are exacerbating the protection situation; UNHCR launched its winter assistance plan to meet the needs of the most vulnerable IDPs.

Assistance provided: In November, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 3,100 people.


13 Dec 2017 description


World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

08 Dec 2017 description
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Four years into the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the need of the most vulnerable conflict-affected people for permanent and durable shelter solutions is becoming more and more acute. Ukraine has yet to take steps to assess and provide compensation for conflict-related damages to housing, land and property. Many people cannot even access humanitarian assistance since they lack title documents. The government should eliminate barriers to obtain property documentation for the conflict-affected population.

The background

05 Dec 2017 description

Electricity company LEO again cuts off Petrovskyi pumps, which supply Luhansk city

04 Dec 2017 description
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Millions of people are continuing to suffer unnecessarily in eastern Ukraine due to the entrenched political impasse and the ongoing armed conflict. Despite many attempts at a ceasefire, hostilities continue with almost daily shelling, frequent localized clashes, and rapidly escalating mine and unexploded ordnance contamination. Given the restrictions on access, just under a million crossings of the ‘contact line’ occur each month, with people forced to wait for many hours in long lines with minimal services.

30 Nov 2017 description
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Government of Ukraine and United Nations signed the Partnership Framework for 2018-2022

30 November 2017, Kyiv – United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Ukraine Neal Walker and First Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv signed the Government of Ukraine – United Nations Partnership Framework for 2018-2022.

29 Nov 2017 description

On 28 November, UNDP, UNICEF, IOM launched theUN Social Cohesion and Reconciliation Index for Eastern Ukraine (USE), which is available here: http://use.scoreforpeace.org

29 Nov 2017 description


• Socio-demographic characteristics of IDPs and their households have remained relatively stable during the survey period from March 2016 to June 2017. Compared to the total population of Ukraine, IDP households are characterized by higher than average household sizes, an increased share of women and households with children, as well as by younger household members.

22 Nov 2017 description

Berlin 22nd November 2017 – International and local humanitarian agencies engaged in Ukraine joined forces in Berlin for a one-day conference to draw attention to the forgotten humanitarian crisis in the east of the country, urging decision makers to commit to tangible improvements to the situation in eastern Ukraine.

21 Nov 2017 description

Situational overview: The security situation in eastern Ukraine steadily deteriorated during October, with more than 5,000 ceasefire violations recorded.

Protection concerns: There were over 1.1 million crossings of the five checkpoints in eastern Ukraine; UNHCR continued providing support to improve their capacity and conditions.

Assistance provided: In October, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 3,700 people.

Update On Achievements

Operational Context

20 Nov 2017 description


  • The total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Crimea and Eastern Ukraine is 1,604,059 as of 23 October 2017, according to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.

  • IOM assisted nearly 199,000 vulnerable IDPs and conflict-affected people in 24 regions of Ukraine.

  • The Humanitarian Country Team is currently assessing the needs of the conflict-affected population and preparing the Humanitarian Response Plan for 2018.


16 Nov 2017 description

Severodonetsk, 14 November 2017 – A Delegation from the Embassy of Japan has visited conflict-affected areas in eastern Ukraine to assess programmes implemented by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the financial support from the Government of Japan. Since 2014, the Government of Japan has been supporting initiatives implemented by UNICEF and UNDP in Ukraine in response to the humanitarian crisis in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

10 Nov 2017 description

Kyiv – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, launched an online business exchange platform in Kyiv today (10/11) to foster networking and cooperation among self-employed persons and owners of small businesses. The platform, funded by the Government of the United Kingdom and run by a partner NGO, contains a directory of established entrepreneurs from all the regions of Ukraine, educational materials, as well as business-related news and opportunities.

27 Oct 2017 description

25 October 2017, Svitlodarsk, Donetsk Oblast – The United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) and the government of Japan have repaired the roof of a kindergarten in the frontline city of Svitlodarsk in Donetsk Oblast.

19 Oct 2017 description
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  • From January to August 2017, WFP assisted 144,500 beneficiaries including 17,000 through cash-based transfers (CBT), and 127,500 through in-kind food assistance.

  • Humanitarian access to NGCA remains challenging, WFP continues to operate through local and international partners addressing the needs of those severely food insecure. In Luhansk NGCA, activities will be terminated in mid-September due to imposed limitations by de-facto authorities to conduct monitoring of food assistance as per WFP requirements.

19 Oct 2017 description
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  • Las nacionalidades más comunes de los solicitantes de asilo son venezolanas, ucranianas y sirias.

  • Cruz Roja trabaja en este ámbito en coordinación con el Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social.

18 Oct 2017 description

POKROVSK, Ukraine - Everybody was busy on Oct. 15 at Pokrovsk orphanage, getting ready for the grand re-opening of its main building, renovated by the UN Development Programme thanks to funding from the government of Japan.

The older children helped teachers carry furniture to the newly repaired rooms, while the younger ones helped with washing and painting.

03 Oct 2017 description

Kyiv – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and KfW Development Bank, on behalf of the German Government, yesterday (02/10) signed an agreement in Kyiv to implement a two-year project that will support some 2,000 conflict-affected Ukrainians develop new or improve existing income opportunities.