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17 Oct 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 8-14 October 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, rubella, measles, West Nile fever, chikungunya, cholera and plague.

17 Oct 2017 description
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On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

14 Oct 2017 description


  • Humanitarian needs remain high for vulnerable populations along the contact line

  • Exposure to mines, ERW impedes access to basic services and resources

  • USAID/OFDA partners provide critical health, protection, shelter, and WASH assistance to vulnerable populations in eastern Ukraine


13 Oct 2017 description
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  • Security situation: In September 2017, OHCHR recorded 18 conflict-related civilian casualties: 2 killed and 16 injured.

  • Mine Action: On September 11, one civilian was killed in an explosion in Mariupol (Donetsk region, GCA), reportedly as a result of mishandling of explosive ordinances.

    According to DRC/DDG, since June 2014, 430 people have been killed and 881 injured in mine related incidents.

12 Oct 2017 description


‘Voda Donbasa’ (VD) has informed the WASH Cluster that Dokuchaievsk Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), which is located near village of Yasne, was shelled yesterday evening (October 5, around 7:30 pm). Power lines, which supply electricity to the station were damaged and the WWTP was de-energized. Staff of the WWTP were evacuated and the WWTP was stopped (both due to lack of staff but also due to lack of electricity).

11 Oct 2017 description


09 Oct 2017 description


• The total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Crimea and Eastern Ukraine is 1,592,430 as of 11 September 2017, according to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.

• IOM assisted over 198,000 vulnerable IDPs and conflict-affected people in 24 regions of Ukraine.

• Some 2 million people on both sides of the contact line are exposed to medium or high risk of heating system collapse ahead of the upcoming winter,
UN OCHA reports.

04 Oct 2017 description


04 Oct 2017 description


Voda Donbasa (VD) has informed the WASH Cluster, that shelling of the 1st lift Pumping Station (PS) of the South Donbas Water Pipeline was repeated yesterday evening (from around 5.30 p.m., October 4). Staff were in the bomb shelter during the incident, however, the PS continued to operate in normal mode. Several shells fell within the territory of the Pumping station: again near the garage and near the bomb shelter. WASH Cluster informed OSCE about the incident immediately.

28 Sep 2017 description

27 September 2017, Kramatorsk – United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) and the government of Japan have renovated the water supply system of Kramatorsk City Hospital No. 1, which provides healthcare services to over 100,000 local people and IDPs in Donetsk Oblast.

25 Sep 2017 description
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UN report details grave human rights violations in Russian-occupied Crimea

GENEVA (25 September 2017) – The human rights situation in Crimea* has significantly deteriorated under Russian occupation, with “multiple and grave violations” committed by Russian state agents, according to a landmark report by the UN Human Rights Office published today.

“Grave human rights violations, such as arbitrary arrests and detentions, enforced disappearances, ill-treatment and torture, and at least one extra-judicial execution were documented,” the report says.

25 Sep 2017 description
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171 projects in 39 countries – last year, Kolping International was able to support vocational training, agriculture, micro credit, and water projects with over 11 million euro. The donations by private donors increased significantly, amounting to nearly 7.3 million Euro – that’s an increase of over 20% compared with last year.

18 Sep 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 10-16 September 2017 and includes updates on cholera, measles, rubella, Legionnaires' disease, West Nile virus, malaria, chikungunya, and typhoid fever.

16 Sep 2017 description
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  • A three- day “window of Silence” observed from 21st August, enabled repairs of critical water infrastructure, restoring the provision of clean water and ensuring winter warmth for over 70,000 people including 14, ooo children in Toretsk.

  • UNICEF continued to provide access to safe water and sanitation, reaching over 43,000 people in the Eastern Conflict Area (ECA) through water- trucking and emergency repair of conflict damaged infrastructure.

15 Sep 2017 description

This Operations Update No. 8 gives an account of the humanitarian situation and the response carried out by Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) during the period between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2017, with the support of its partners, to meet the needs of internally displaced persons and returnees affected by the conflict in Ukraine.


14 Sep 2017 description


• Start of school season marked by sporadic clashes

• Winterization efforts scale-up as cold season approaches

• Civilians continue paying the highest price

• Protection concerns continue to impact the most vulnerable

• Humanitarian Response Plan revised amidst increasing needs and limited funding

• Ukraine commemorates the World Humanitarian Day

Fragile ceasefire marks the start of school year

13 Sep 2017 description

In July and August, UNDP in Ukraine and UN Volunteers in Ukraine, in partnership with a local NGO in Donetsk region, organised a series of quests themed around Sustainable Development Goals.

Around 800 children and youth aged 9 to 17 staying in the summer camps located in Sviatohirsk, Donetsk oblast, participated in the quests aimed to introduce them to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and encourage them to engage in positive changes in their communities.