• Quarantine measures are slowly being phased out in accordance with the government’s five-stage quarantine exit strategy. Government-controlled areas (GCA) of Donetska oblast do not meet the criteria on testing coverage required to ease quarantine restrictions, yet have moved to the second stage of the exit strategy.
• The economic repercussions of COVID-19-related measures have had a profound impact on the economic welfare of conflict-affected people and will have significant consequences on child poverty.
• The humanitarian community has called for urgent action to systematize vetting and approval of exceptions for civilians to cross the ‘contact line,’ which are currently being implemented unevenly.
• The re-opening of the ‘contact line’ from the GCA side was announced on 2 June to open after 10 June. New measures to support the safe re-opening and operation of the entry/exit crossing points (EECPs) have reportedly not yet been put in place. Humanitarian organizations continue to actively advocate for the implementation of these measures with the Ministry for Reintegration to ensure the safety of people crossing the ‘contact line’ and staff working at EECPs.
• The first UN-organized convoy through the ‘Stanytsia Luhanska’ EECP to the non-Government controlled areas (NGCA) of Luhanska oblast on 28 May hand-carried 9.3 tons of COVID-19-related humanitarian assistance.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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