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21 Sep 2018 description

Mykolaivka, Donetsk Oblast, 21 September 2018 – Over 17,000 residents of Mykolaivka territorial amalgamated community in Donetsk Oblast will have access to some 170 administrative and social services thanks to the rehabilitated Administrative and Social Service Centre in Mykolaivka town, Donetsk Oblast.

20 Sep 2018 description

Key findings

LIVELIHOODS
• 99.3% of older women and men rely on a pension as their main source of income
• 89.2% of older people have only one source of income
• Older people spend the majority of their income on medicines (55.8%) and food (26.2%)
• 19.8% of older people are in debt, including arrears on utilities

27 Aug 2018 description
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Adopted Legislation
- Amendments to IDP-related by-laws on the targeted assistance
- Subvention to the local budgets in the East
- Facilitation of the legal assistance to the persons illegally deprived of their liberty
- Donbas informational reintegration strategy
- Funds allocated for the improvement of crossing conditions at the administrative boundary with Crimea

20 Aug 2018 description
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Between June and August, Terre des hommes (Tdh), conducted visits to gather information about families who need support to provide for their basic needs such as food, medicine, clothes, heating, etc. The project aims for families who have children in schools where Tdh implements activities that stimulate children to develop their social skills and improve their psychological state, reducing the effects of stress caused by the conflict. Tdh creates child-friendly spaces and trains education specialists to better protect children.

17 Aug 2018 description

Years of conflict and humanitarian crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic and eastern Ukraine have had a dramatic impact on health systems in these countries, as well as in places like Turkey – now home to millions of Syrian refugees. Health workers are often on the frontline of escalating hostilities, as they strive to continue delivering medical care amid horrific conditions.

13 Aug 2018 description
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Troitske, Luhansk Oblast, 13 August 2018 – A newly refurbished Administrative Service Centre in Troitske, Luhansk Oblast, will help the government be more effective and efficient in the delivery of administrative and social services to over 14,000 citizens of the Troitske amalgamated territorial community.

The premises and equipment of the Administrative Service Centre (ASC) in Troitske were overhauled as part of UNDP's Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme, with financial support from the European Union.

09 Aug 2018 description

The premises and equipment of the Administrative Service Centre (ASC) in Troitske have been overhauled as part of UNDP's Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme with the financial support from the European Union.

With a grant support, the centre was overhauled and equipped with the furniture and equipment for 7 specialists. Visitors’ waiting zone, children’s area, archive and heating rooms were equipped and the data server was installed.

27 Jul 2018 description

Bilokurakyne, Luhansk Oblast, 27 July 2018 – The residents of Bilokurakyne and Markivka communities will have access to a wider range of administrative and social services in the reconstructed Administrative Service Centres (ASC).

The ASC premises and equipment have been overhauled as part of UNDP's Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme with financial support from the European Union.

26 Jul 2018 description
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PROTECTION CONCERNS

  • Civilian casualties: In June OHCHR recorded 38 conflict-related civilian casualties, with 84% resulting from shelling or small arms and light weapons fire (SALW). Despite a 37.7% decrease in the total number of casualties compared with May, casualties resulting from shelling or SALW fire remain at the same level.

19 Jul 2018 description

ECW Annual Results Report: Over 650,000 Children Reached in the Fund’s First Year of Operations

New York, 6 July 2018 – The just-released ECW annual results report shows ECW’s investments have reached more than 650,000 children and youth affected by conflict and natural disasters during the Fund’s first year of operations from April 2017 to March 2018. In total ECW invested US$82 million in 14 crisis-affected countries.

18 Jul 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

The east of Ukraine is experiencing its fourth year of armed conflict between the Government of Ukraine’s (GoU) forces and armed opposition groups in the contested territory of Donbas. Ongoing fighting is concentrated around the contact line separating the government controlled areas (GCA) and non-government controlled areas (NGCA) of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

12 Jul 2018 description
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BACKGROUND

WHO IS THIS DOCUMENT FOR?

This document provides guidance for humanitarian and development actors on how to address protection risks and socio-economic vulnerabilities in their work, and highlights aspects to consider in operations to ensure a protection focused response in Ukraine both government-controlled areas (GCA) and non-government controlled areas (NGCA).

MANY CONFLICT AFFECTED PEOPLE ARE IN NEED – WHY A PROTECTION AND VULNERABILITY FOCUS?

11 Jul 2018 description
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Adopted Legislation

  • Amendments to the Tax and Customs Codes introducing tax exemptions during the Joint Forces Operation

  • Participation in the Joint Forces Operation provides a basis for issuing social benefits

  • Procedure for establishing that the ATO caused a person’s disability

Draft Legislation

  • Clarification of an IDP’s place of residence on a “factual” basis

  • New entry-exit procedure to and from NGCA

26 Jun 2018 description

THE ISSUE OF MENTAL HEALTH

The value of mental health in humanitarian settings is still underestimated. When War Trauma broaches the subject with our humanitarian partners we often find mental health comes as an afterthought. Even aft er twenty years, our task remains to convince aid workers and donors of the value of investing in a healthy mind in a healthy body.

26 Jun 2018 description

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

As wars dragged on in many parts of the world, huge numbers of people struggled to meet even their most basic needs in 2017. In the absence of political solutions, these people seem destined to endure even more violence in the coming year. If humanitarian organizations cannot rise to the challenge and provide greater relief and protection, even more people could suffer.

23 Jun 2018 description
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PROTECTION CONCERNS

  • 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.

22 Jun 2018 description

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

07 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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%.

04 Jun 2018 description

Situation at checkpoints: The State Border Guard Service recorded 1,130,700 crossings of the line of contact during April.
UNHCR’s partner R2P reported long queues as a main concern.