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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


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

19 Jun 2018 description

Despite increased hostilities and extreme levels of mine contamination in the areas along the ‘contact line’, the number of civilian crossings through the five operational Entry Exit Checkpoints (EECPs) has steadily increased since the beginning of 2018. In May, over 1.14 million crossings were recorded, which is a slight increase from April. It is notable that in May 2018 civilian crossings increased by 14 per cent compared to May 2017. The situation at the EECPs remained volatile, with shelling and sniper activities routinely reported at or near the checkpoints.

14 Jun 2018 description


  • Death toll on the rise

  • Critical civilian infrastructure and water treatment staff targeted yet again

  • Mine contamination affects 1.9 million Ukrainians

  • Humanitarian needs persist across all critical sectors

  • The concept of #NewWayOfWorking takes shape in Ukraine

  • Over 40 Member States briefed on Ukraine crisis in NY

  • 2018 HRP is only 18 per cent funded

Civilian casualties rise by 142 per cent in April

11 Jun 2018 description

Given that the conflict in Ukraine has been ongoing for more than four years - without any political decision reached on how to resolve it - its consequences have spread over a wide range of areas, ranging from security and humanitarian to socio-economic and development issues. The crisis in Ukraine deteriorated in the face of a protracted conflict that affected more than 5 million people across the country. As a result, about 1.5 million people have been displaced from their homes and are becoming more and more vulnerable as the conflict continues in eastern Ukraine.

09 Jun 2018 description

Bern, 06.06.2018 - Switzerland's eighth aid consignment has arrived in eastern Ukraine. It consists of six convoys, three of which are being sent across the line of contact to the region outside of Kyiv's control. The aid deliveries are mainly comprised of water treatment chemicals and medical supplies and equipment. This includes treatments for tuberculosis (TB) in the Luhansk area, which currently has the highest incidence of the disease in Europe.

07 Jun 2018 description


The WASH Cluster was informed by Voda Donbasa (VD) water company of shelling that stopped power to Donetsk Filter Station (DFS) last night: at 9:35 pm on 6th June, the 110 kV Power Line was hit by shellfire and cut. The filter station is now stopped.

In addition, nine people from the night shift, spent their second night under shelling at the DFS. This morning, 7th June 2018, VD was trying to organize the evacuation of the night shift team with OSCE support and were able to reach DFS at 10:50 am.

07 Jun 2018 description


  • 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%.

06 Jun 2018 description

KYIV, 6 June 2018 – Ceasefire violations continue around the Donetsk Filtration Station in eastern Ukraine, says the Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, Ertugrul Apakan.

06 Jun 2018 description


04 Jun 2018 description

Today Voda Donbasa (VD) informed the WASH Cluster that Donetsk Filter station (DFS) was under shelling at the night (3 rd to 4th June), until 4:00 am. Staff of the filter station assessed part of the compound of the DFS and reported two hits near administration and household complex, and one near the garages (three hits in total). Shrapnel also damaged glazing of main entrance building.

30 May 2018 description

April 2018 was the deadliest month so far in 2018 with 13 people killed; 33 people injured. This is a 142 per cent increase in civilian casualties from March to April 2018. On 12 April, shelling forced more than 30 students to evacuate from a school bus, while travelling home in Zaitseve village (Donetsk NGCA). This was the fourth serious incident related to attacks on education since the beginning of 2018. On 17 April, a bus carrying 30 water treatment workers of the Donetsk Filter Station (DFS) was intentionally shot at, resulting in five workers getting injured, whereof one critically.

29 May 2018 description

As delivered

Mr. President,

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.

25 May 2018 description


The WASH Cluster was informed, that yesterday, 23rd May 2018 at around 1.20 pm the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Horlivka was shelled. One projectile fell in the area of the WWTP, luckily not causing any damage or injuries.