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- Humanitarian Bulletin: Ukraine Issue 25 | 1 March - 30 April 2018
- Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, Statement to the Security Council on the Humanitarian Situation in Ukraine - New York, 29 May 2018
- Ukraine “Europe’s Largest Crisis”: IOM Regional Director on Visit to Eastern Ukraine
- Ukraine Briefing (25 May 2018)
- 150 Ukrainian cities and communities strive to become child and youth friendly municipalities
Civilian casualties: OHCHR recorded 61 conflict-related civilian casualties. This is a 32 per cent increase compared with April 2018.
Security situation: A significant increase of hostilities affecting more than 20 settlements on both sides of the contact line resulted in damage to over 192 civilian houses and flats, 6 educational and healthcare facilities 1 and disruption of electricity, water and gas supply.
Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs
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’.
FACTS & FIGURES
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
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.
‘Trends in humanitarian funding: where are we now and what lies ahead’ at the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment
Conference Room 12, United Nations, New York, 08:30 a.m. 19 June 2018
Excellencies, distinguished guests,
Having heard from Development Initiatives about funding trends through 2017, I am pleased to present the mid-year Global Humanitarian Overview Status Report.
Introduction & Key Findings
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
Introduction & Key Findings
By International Organization for Migration
**KYIV, Ukraine, Jun 12 2018 (IOM) - “Ukraine is the largest displacement crisis in Europe since the Balkan wars,” according to Argentina Szabados, IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s Regional Director for Southeastern and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. “Now in its fifth year, with thousands dead and 1.5 million displaced, it is scandalous that this conflict remains largely forgotten.”
Kyiv – “Ukraine is the largest displacement crisis in Europe since the Balkan wars,” according to Argentina Szabados, IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s Regional Director for Southeastern and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. “Now in its fifth year, with thousands dead and 1.5 million displaced, it is scandalous that this conflict remains largely forgotten.”
She was speaking on her return to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Sunday (10/06) following a visit to conflict-affected areas of Eastern Ukraine.
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%.
Security continues to deteriorate in Bambari (Ouaka) due to intermittent clashes since mid-May between armed groups, including the UPC and anti-Balaka groups, and security forces. Latest clashes on 29-30 May resulted in the secondary displacement of 7,000 IDPs in Bambari town and an additional 8,500 people in Bianga village.