Appeals & Response Plans
- Europe/Northern Africa: Cold Wave - Jan 2012
- Central Europe: Floods - May 2010
- Europe: Cold Wave - Dec 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Central and Eastern Europe: Floods - Jul 2008
- Ukraine: Storm - Jul 2007
- Ukraine: Floods - Jul 2006
- Belarus/Russian Fed./Ukraine and Moldova: Severe Weather - Feb 2006
- Ukraine: Floods - Mar 2001
- Hungary: Floods - Mar 2001
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 21 September 2018
- New school year, same old fears for children in Ukraine's conflict zone
- Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 17 September 2018
- Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 20 September 2018
- Attacks on Schools in Ukraine: Statistics since January 2017 (as of September 20, 2018)
• 99.3% of older women and men rely on a pension as their main source of income
• 89.2% of older people have only one source of income
• Older people spend the majority of their income on medicines (55.8%) and food (26.2%)
• 19.8% of older people are in debt, including arrears on utilities
A tense situation connected to military conflict in the eastern part of Ukraine led to an upsurge in civilian casualties and a worsening security situation for people living along or near the contact line as well as at checkpoints. This, coupled with the suspension of social benefits and pensions for hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs), many of whom constitute older people and people with disabilities, has led to a sharp deterioration in the humanitarian situation in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
For the second year, a group of humanitarian organizations coordinate their action with the support of the European Commission to provide crucial aid to those affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Kyiv 12th September 2018 - In eastern Ukraine, at the doors of the European Union, over 4.4 million people have been directly affected by hostilities, which are now well into their fifth year. 800,000 people have been displaced (many of whom frequently move across the contact line) and nearly 3,000 civilians have been killed.
Voda Donbasa (VD) informed the WASH Cluster that yesterday (06 September) Donetska Filter station (DFS) was de-energized at 5:20 pm. Preliminary reason was damaged Power Line (PL), 35 kV due to the heavy wind.
It is often assumed, quite correctly, that people living in Ukraine understand and are fully aware of proper hygiene practices. However, having full knowledge is not the same as doing correct practice! How many times have we observed someone in a public restroom, for example in a restaurant, not washing their hands after using the toilet?
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT STOPPED BY FIRE AND SHELLING/MINES
SHELLING DEPOWERS FILTER STATION : HORLIVKA (#2)
Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs
1st LIFT PUMPING STATION of SDWW SHELLED: ROOF DAMAGED
Voda Donbasa (VD) informed the WASH Cluster, that the territory of the 1 st Lift Pumping Station of South Donbas Water Way (SDWW) came under intensive shelling during the night of Sunday to Monday 19th / 20th August 2018, between 20.30 and 22.30. This morning, Monday 20th March, staff of the Pumping Station (PS) checked the whole area and recorded new damage to the roof on the main building of the PS.
Despite the fact that the ‘Harvest Ceasefire’ was broken within hours after coming into effect on 1 July, it still resulted in a 10 per cent decrease of hostilities in Donetska and Luhanska Oblasts – with 994 incidents recorded in July – as well as a decrease of civilian casualties from 38 in June to 18 in July, according to OHCHR. Widespread mine and explosive remnant of war (ERW) contamination continued to pose fatal risks to civilians, especially during the harvesting season when farmers worked on their lands.
500,000 # of children in need of humanitarian assistance
3,400,000 # of people in need (Humanitarian Response Plan January-December 2018)
• Residents of Chyhari flee in search of safety and protection
• May 2018 – the deadliest month in 2018 so far
• Water and sanitation facilities are targeted yet again
• UNSC briefing on Ukraine was held in New York
• Positive legislation developments on access to essential services
• Halfway through 2018, Humanitarian Response Plan is only 22 per cent funded
Civilians flee Chyhari as armed clashes rapidly escalate
POWER CUT TO GOLMIVSKI WASTEWATER TREATMENT - SHELLING
Voda Donbasa (VD) informed the WASH Cluster that during the night of 7th August, due to shelling at 0:15 am the power cable, which supplies electricity to Golmivskyi Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) was damaged. As a result the WWTP was stopped.
Repairing works were finished on Tuesday, August 7 and WWTP was switched on later same day.
Funding Required: $25.41B
Funding Received: $9.39B
Unmet Requirements: $16.02B
People in need: 134.0M
People to receive aid: 95.8M
Countries affected: 41
DRA: working for increased impact
The new DRA Impact Report provides a summary of our activities during 2017 – including details of joint humanitarian responses in 11 countries.
The Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) was established in 2015 to improve the effectiveness of the national humanitarian effort. Increased collaboration and a strong commitment to both innovation and the priorities of the UN-endorsed Grand Bargain are at the core of all DRA activities – allowing for humanitarian responses with increased impact.
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.
PETROVSKYI PUMPS STOPPED DUE TO PIPLELINE FAILURE
Today, 26th July 2018, Popasnyanskyi Vodokanal (PVK) stopped pumping water from Petrovskyi well field to Luhansk city due to massive leakages in the pipeline on the Government Controlled Area (GCA) side of the line. A temporary power cut caused a pressure wave known as “water hammer” which in turn severely damaged the old pipeline. PVK have identified the location of leakage and started repair works.
SHELLING AT DONETSK FILTER STATION DURING HARVEST CEASEFIRE