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11 Dec 2017 description

Summary of the situation

Between October 2016 and September 2017, countries of the European Region reported 15,941 confirmed measles cases; 86% (n=13,712) of these cases were reported in 2017. In this period, the highest incidence was reported in Romania (252.4 cases per 1 million population), followed by Italy (82.4 cases per 1 million population) and Tajikistan (77.3 cases per 1 million population). In 2017, there were 20 measles deaths, including 10 reported in Romania.

08 Dec 2017 description

VIENNA, 8 December 2017 – The OSCE Austrian Chairmanship appealed for greater attention to the plight of civilians in Eastern Ukraine at a side event held on the margins of the 24th OSCE Ministerial Council in Vienna today.

08 Dec 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 3-9 December and includes updates on influenza, Listeria monocytogenes IVb, measles, MERS-CoV, plague, poliomyelitis, rubella, and yellow fever.

08 Dec 2017 description


At the beginning of 2017, progress continued towards each of the Endgame Plan’s four objectives. The world has never been closer to eradicating polio, with fewer cases in fewer areas of fewer countries than at any time in the past.

07 Dec 2017 description
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(Geneva, 7 December 2017): The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine, Neal Walker, today briefed UN Member States in Geneva on the humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine as part of the launch of the country’s Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2018. The plan outlines the key humanitarian relief and protection activities required to meet the critical needs of 2.3 million men, women and children affected by the conflict in 2018.

06 Dec 2017 description


The Global Protection Cluster (GPC) Protection Mainstreaming Toolkit (hereafter referred to as “Toolkit”) is designed as a companion to the GPC Protection Mainstreaming Training Package (hereafter referred to as “Training Package”). The Training Package is the starting point to understand the concept and principles of “protection mainstreaming”.

04 Dec 2017 description
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Millions of people are continuing to suffer unnecessarily in eastern Ukraine due to the entrenched political impasse and the ongoing armed conflict. Despite many attempts at a ceasefire, hostilities continue with almost daily shelling, frequent localized clashes, and rapidly escalating mine and unexploded ordnance contamination. Given the restrictions on access, just under a million crossings of the ‘contact line’ occur each month, with people forced to wait for many hours in long lines with minimal services.

01 Dec 2017 description
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The Global Humanitarian Overview

  • Is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian needs;

  • Is based on detailed analysis of wide-ranging data from many different sources, and face-to-face interviews with hundreds of thousands of people directly affected by humanitarian crises across the globe;

30 Nov 2017 description
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Government of Ukraine and United Nations signed the Partnership Framework for 2018-2022

30 November 2017, Kyiv – United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Ukraine Neal Walker and First Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv signed the Government of Ukraine – United Nations Partnership Framework for 2018-2022.

29 Nov 2017 description


• Socio-demographic characteristics of IDPs and their households have remained relatively stable during the survey period from March 2016 to June 2017. Compared to the total population of Ukraine, IDP households are characterized by higher than average household sizes, an increased share of women and households with children, as well as by younger household members.

24 Nov 2017 description
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KIEV, 24 November 2017

Many of the world’s humanitarian catastrophes are described as forgotten emergencies, but only this one is playing out relatively unnoticed on the doorstep of Europe, over an area roughly the size of Switzerland.

The frozen, low-intensity conflict in Ukraine’s Donbass region will mark a grim, four-year milestone in April. And the numbers aren't pretty: more than 10,000 killed and at least 23,000 injured.

22 Nov 2017 description

Berlin 22nd November 2017 – International and local humanitarian agencies engaged in Ukraine joined forces in Berlin for a one-day conference to draw attention to the forgotten humanitarian crisis in the east of the country, urging decision makers to commit to tangible improvements to the situation in eastern Ukraine.

22 Nov 2017 description
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• As winter approaches, continued hostilities and indicators of deliberate targeting of strategic pipelines and water treatment facilities in South Donbass put the lives of almost 1.2million people, including 220,000 children, at risk.

• To ensure continued access to learning in the conflict-affected area, UNICEF provided education and early childhood kits to over 13,000 children in the non-government controlled areas.

22 Nov 2017 description
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01 Making a fresh start

02 Making their way through life together

03 Grateful to be saved

04 A man’s tears

05 We see an increasing number of applications by women who are only able to tell us about violence against them

06 Fleeng families

07 Happy to be together

08 Finding peace in a monastery

09 One pain shared by two

10 Beliving in a better future

11 Between AIDS and life

21 Nov 2017 description


  • Winter starts and needs across all sectors rise

  • Civilians are paying the highest price, as the conflict continues to claim casualties

  • 1.1 million people at risk, as water infrastructure hit yet again

  • 1.6 million IDPs left with limited hope for future

  • 1 in 10 Ukrainians need assistance and protection

  • Underfunding poses life-threatening challenge for millions in need

Winter sets in, as misery for millions of Ukrainians grows

20 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.