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19 Oct 2017 description
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Highlights

  • From January to August 2017, WFP assisted 144,500 beneficiaries including 17,000 through cash-based transfers (CBT), and 127,500 through in-kind food assistance.

  • Humanitarian access to NGCA remains challenging, WFP continues to operate through local and international partners addressing the needs of those severely food insecure. In Luhansk NGCA, activities will be terminated in mid-September due to imposed limitations by de-facto authorities to conduct monitoring of food assistance as per WFP requirements.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Oct 2017 description
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PROTECTION CONCERNS

  • 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.

13 Oct 2017 description
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(Kyiv, 13 October 2017) UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, today concluded her three-day visit to Ukraine during which she witnessed first-hand the human face of the conflict on both sides of the ‘contact-line’. She stressed the urgent need for humanitarian funding to address the dire situation faced by millions of civilians during the coming winter months.

12 Oct 2017 description
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September issue of the Legal Alert, focuses on the following:

  • Affordable Housing Program for IDPs and military veterans: legal procedure is adopted

  • No more OschadBank monopoly on IDP social payments; reduced verification; increase in size and range of payments

  • New Presidential Decree on Border Control: Introducing biometric control, obligatory e-mail declaration, and putting the Russian Federation on migration risk list

  • One of the three Crimean checkpoints is to be closed

09 Oct 2017 description

WHO: Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs/Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ms. Ursula Mueller

WHAT: Mission to Ukraine

WHEN: 10-13 October 2017

WHERE: Ukraine: Kyiv and field locations

09 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

• 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

30.5 M required for 2017

8.9 M contributions received, representing 29% of requirements

21.7 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

A. Situational analysis including new developments

03 Oct 2017 description

Kyiv – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and KfW Development Bank, on behalf of the German Government, yesterday (02/10) signed an agreement in Kyiv to implement a two-year project that will support some 2,000 conflict-affected Ukrainians develop new or improve existing income opportunities.

03 Oct 2017 description

Selon le chef du HCR, la communauté internationale abandonne des millions de réfugiés et de personnes déplacées internes à leur sort.
Par Jonathan Clayton

GENÈVE - Appelant à des efforts internationaux renouvelés pour prévenir et résoudre les conflits, le chef du HCR Filippo Grandi a déclaré aujourd’hui que la communauté internationale abandonnait des millions de réfugiés et de personnes déplacées internes à leur sort. Par ailleurs, il a exhorté un « monde en mutation rapide » à adopter une nouvelle approche en matière de protection et de solutions durables.

02 Oct 2017 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-sixth session
11-29 September 2017
Agenda item 10
Technical assistance and capacity-building

I. Executive summary

“We only see political ambitions on both sides. They are dividing something, but they forgot that there are people here.” - Resident of a village near the contact line

02 Oct 2017 description

Distinguished Delegates,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

A year ago, States gathered in New York to reaffirm the fundamental values of solidarity and protection for people forced into exile.

They agreed to share responsibility for embedding them in practical action.

And they decided to address and resolve refugee flows through a new model that places the rights, interests and potential of refugees and of their hosts at the heart of a comprehensive response.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Realising this ambition has never been more urgent.

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.

27 Sep 2017 description

The Human Rights Council this afternoon opened its technical assistance and capacity building agenda item and held an interactive dialogue on the High Commissioner’s oral update on the situation of human rights in Ukraine. It also started an enhanced interactive dialogue on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.