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16 Feb 2018 description

Conseil des droits de l’homme
Trente-septième session
26 février-23 mars 2018
Point 3 de l’ordre du jour
Promotion et protection de tous les droits de l’homme, civils, politiques, économiques, sociaux et culturels, y compris le droit au développement

Note du secrétariat

16 Feb 2018 description
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Human Rights Council
Thirty-seventh session
26 February–23 March 2018
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development

Note by the Secretariat

09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
66 000 people

FAO requires
USD 5 million

period
January – December 2018

The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine – now in its fourth year – is affecting 4.4 million people. Some 1.6 million people need food security and livelihoods assistance. The most vulnerable groups are single-headed households with children, elderly people, women-headed households and households with no employment.

Objectives

07 Feb 2018 description

Total requirements: $23.18 B

People in need: 137.0 M

People to receive aid: 94.0 M

Countries affected: 26

07 Feb 2018 description

Farm animals are helping families in Ukraine kick-start small businesses after four years of conflict which have seen jobs lost and homes destroyed.

Dozens of families from the Donetsk and Zaporizhia regions in the country’s east received about 40 Swiss francs each from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to get their projects off the ground.

Investing in animals and small-scale farming has been top of the list for the majority of the 164 families taking part in the livelihoods scheme.

06 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
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KYIV, 6 February 2018 - A new shipment of 220,000 doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccines will arrive to Ukraine in late February 2018. The vaccines produced by GlaxoSmithKline (Belgium) will be delivered by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine and further distributed to the regions.

01 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights for 2017

  • UNICEF provided psychosocial support (PSS) to 105,051 boys and girls living in conflict-affected areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions including 89,569 in government controlled areas (GCAs) and 15,482 in nongovernment-controlled areas (NGCAs)

  • Throughout 2017, UNICEF ensured access to safe drinking water to over 1.45 million people in eastern Ukraine.

31 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shelling in Novoluhanske cause more misery for thousands of civilians

  • Alarming rise of mine-related incidents in the East

  • ‘Christmas ceasefire’ brought some relief, but a definitive ceasefire is needed to end human suffering

  • Winter conditions aggravate the humanitarian situation

  • US$187 million needed in 2018 to assist 2.3 million people in need – Ukraine Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)

31 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children in the Central Asia and South Caucasus sub-regions are vulnerable to poorly mitigated natural hazards, under-resourced social services, and weak governance and protection, despite the middle-income status of these countries. More than 80 per cent of children in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan live in areas of high or very high seismic risk, and 87 per cent of schools in Kyrgyzstan assessed for seismic risk are unsafe. The unfinished child health agenda includes tackling stunting rates as high as 30 per cent and related risks.

31 Jan 2018 description

Sector Overview

Natural disasters and conflict often exacerbate the vulnerability of individuals; people must cope with threats such as sexual violence, violence in the home, separation of families, exploitative labor, and exclusion from life -saving humanitarian assistance.

30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Four years into the violent conflict in eastern Ukraine, 500,000 children remain in need of immediate humanitarian assistance.1 Daily breaches of the ceasefire agreement have left more than 200,000 children and their families at risk of regular physical violence.2 Since the beginning of the conflict, more than 700 educational facilities and 130 medical points have sustained damage due to shelling.3 Ceasefire violations also frequently damage and disrupt critical water, sanitation, electrical and heating infrastructure, challenging access to safe drinking water for 3.4 million people in …

24 Jan 2018 description

Four human coagulation factor medicines for treatment of hemophilia in adults and children have arrived in Ukraine. Thanks to efficient procurement process by UNDP, today another 36 mln Hryvnia of state budget funds are already saved through procurement of adult and child hemophilia medicines.

23 Jan 2018 description
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  1. INTRODUCTION

1.1. CONTEXT

Eastern Ukraine has been in a humanitarian crisis since March 2014, when armed conflict erupted between separatists and Ukrainian armed forces. Separatists now control most of eastern Donetsk region, and a small area of southern Luhansk region.

19 Jan 2018 description

Ukraine's top health official says eight people have died of complications from measles amid a recent outbreak in the country, which the World Health Organization (WHO) has ranked last in terms of measles-vaccination coverage in Europe.

Acting Health Minister Ulyana Suprun told lawmakers on January 19 that a child who had not been vaccinated against measles died the previous day.

17 Jan 2018 description

Measles continues to spread in Ukraine, with new cases now being reported in all oblasts and Kyiv. These cases are the latest in an expanding outbreak that affected over 3 000 people and claimed the lives of 5 children and adults in 2017.

17 Jan 2018 description

As at end December 2017, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) required US$24.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million crisis-affected people in 38 countries. Together the appeals were funded at $13.8 billion, or 54% of requirements. Funding for the appeals in 2017 fell 46% short of requirements, with $10.9 billion outstanding.