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19 Feb 2018 description

In 2017, the ICRC continued to help the most vulnerable people residing along the contact line in Donbas.

09 Feb 2018 description
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The January Issue of the Legal Alert focuses on the following:

  1. Parliament Passed Law Governing State Policy on Temporary Occupied Territories in Donetsk and Luhansk Regions

  2. Draft Law on Legal Status of Disappeared Person has Passed the First Parliamentary Hearing

  3. The Cabinet has Increased Monthly Housing Benefits for IDPs

  4. IDPs are now Entitled to Temporary Housing

  5. The Cabinet has adopted State Program on Restoration and Development of Peace in the Eastern Regions

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)

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.

15 Jan 2018 description
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December issue of the Legal Alert focuses on the following:

  1. Increase in Minimal Living Wage and Minimal Salary Rates

  2. The Cabinet has Presscribed a Form for Technical Inspections Act for Living Premises

  3. The Court has Quashed Cabinet Resolution No. 365 on the Ground of Discrimination of IDPs

  4. The Cabinet has Adopted IDP Integration and Durable Solutions Strategy

28 Dec 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Conflict between Ukrainian forces and armed opposition groups broke out in eastern Ukraine in 2014. Almost 10,000 people have been killed, 22,231 wounded, and about one million displaced from their homes by fighting1 .The humanitarian and recovery response to the crisis is hampered by information gaps regarding access to basic services in communities located close to the contact line.

28 Dec 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Conflict between Ukrainian forces and armed opposition groups broke out in eastern Ukraine in 2014. Almost 10,000 people have been killed, 22,231 wounded, and about one million displaced from their homes by fighting1 . The humanitarian and recovery response to the crisis is hampered by information gaps regarding access to basic services in communities located close to the contact line.

28 Dec 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Conflict between Ukrainian forces and armed opposition groups broke out in eastern Ukraine in 2014. Almost 10,000 people have been killed, 22,231 wounded, and about one million displaced from their homes by fighting1 . The humanitarian and recovery response to the crisis is hampered by information gaps regarding access to basic services in communities located close to the contact line.

28 Dec 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Conflict between Ukrainian forces and armed opposition groups broke out in eastern Ukraine in 2014. Almost 10,000 people have been killed, 22,231 wounded, and about one million displaced from their homes by fighting1 . The humanitarian and recovery response to the crisis is hampered by information gaps regarding access to basic services in communities located close to the contact line.

15 Dec 2017 description
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PROTECTION CONCERNS

  • Security situation: In November 2017, OHCHR recorded 25 conflict-related civilian casualties: 5 people killed and 20 injured. 68% of all civilian casualties are mine-related.

  • Mine Action: On November 5, one child was reportedly killed and two more injured due to an unexploded ordinance detonation at a school in Staromykhailivka (Donetsk region, NGCA).
    On November 16, pupils were evacuated from a school in Kremenivka (Donetsk region, GCA), as an unexploded ordinance was found in the school yard.

15 Dec 2017 description

Situation

  • In March 2014, conflict between the Government of Ukraine (GoU) military and pro-opposition separatists broke out in eastern Ukraine. In eastern Ukraine, political and economic turmoil driven by years of conflict continue to drive food insecurity. Conflict-related displacement, collapse of government services, deflation of the national currency, and high levels of unemployment have exacerbated food insecurity among conflict-affected populations in both government-controlled areas (GCA) and nongovernment-controlled areas (NGCA).

13 Dec 2017 description

Introduction

World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

12 Dec 2017 description
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Ukraine: Unbearable burden on 4.4 million people as active conflict enters fourth winter

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04 Dec 2017 description
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OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS

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.