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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’.

22 Jun 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

4.4 million people affected (OCHA)
An estimated 3.4 million people in need of humanitarian aid (OCHA)

24 778 people injured and 10 303 killed (OHCHR)

EU emergency and early recovery assistance: €677.1 million from 2014-18

EU Member States humanitarian aid: €228.1 million from 2014-18

European Commission humanitarian aid: €20 million in 2018

12 Jun 2018 description

Kyiv – “Ukraine is the largest displacement crisis in Europe since the Balkan wars,” according to Argentina Szabados, IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s Regional Director for Southeastern and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. “Now in its fifth year, with thousands dead and 1.5 million displaced, it is scandalous that this conflict remains largely forgotten.”

She was speaking on her return to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Sunday (10/06) following a visit to conflict-affected areas of Eastern Ukraine.

04 Jun 2018 description

Situation at checkpoints: The State Border Guard Service recorded 1,130,700 crossings of the line of contact during April.
UNHCR’s partner R2P reported long queues as a main concern.

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

27 Apr 2018 description
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Contexto

Desde que comenzara el año 2018, más de 8.000 personas han llegado a Europa buscando un futuro mejor, lejos de la violencia que sufren en sus países de origen. Además, 368 han perdido la vida en el intento o han desaparecido.

En 2017, 178.547 personas refugiadas y migrantes llegaron a Europa tanto por mar como por tierra. Los principales países receptores son Grecia, Italia, España y Chipre. Un 16% de las personas que han llegados son niños, mientras que un 12% son mujeres y el 72% hombres.

26 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Shelling and landmines remain leading causes of civilian casualties in 2018

• Winter weather disrupts electricity, heat, and water services for populations in eastern Ukraine

• WFP ceases emergency food assistance in eastern Ukraine due to access and funding constraints

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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

18 Apr 2018 description

Situational overview: February 2018 saw the lowest monthlyrecorded civilian casualties during the entire conflict period.

Protection concerns: Freezing temperatures winter conditions; UNHCR continued implementation of its winter assistance plan.

Assistance provided: In February, UNHCR provided winterization, non-food items (NFIs), and shelter assistance to more than 6,600 people.

18 Apr 2018 description
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Protection Concerns
- Security situation: In March 2018, OHCHR recorded 18 conflict-related civilian casualties: 5 people killed and 13 injured; 15 of the civilian casualties are caused by ERW and mine-related incidents.
- Freedom of movement: On March 23, one civilian reportedly died due to a heart attack while crossing the contact line on the NGCA side of Hnutove checkpoint. On March 27, a 60 year old man suffered a heart attack while crossing the checkpoint in Marinka.

12 Apr 2018 description
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Introduction

This report provides the results of the March 2018 round of the survey conducted by the Charitable Foundation «The Right to Protection» (R2P) at the five entry-exit checkpoints (EECPs) with the non-government-controlled area (NGCA) administered on a regular basis since June 2017. The EECPs are located in Donetsk (Maiorske, Marinka, Hnutove and Novotroitske) and Luhansk (Stanytsia Luhanska) Oblasts.

11 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Heavy snowfall and hostilities stop operations of critical infrastructure

  • Landmines, UXOs and ERW – second biggest cause of casualties in 2017

  • Europe focuses on the plight of 4.4 million people affected in eastern Ukraine

  • 2017 HRP: 1.1 million vulnerable men, women and children reached with vital assistance and protection

  • Funding for the 2018 HRP is urgently required to sustain life-saving operations for 2.3 million Ukrainians