Ukraine Humanitarian Newsletter Issue 03 | March 2016

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2.5 million Elderly, women and children in need

20,520 Deliveries assisted with UNFPA reproductive health kits

3,300 People received psychosocial support from UNFPA mobile teams

1,755 Telephone consultations provided by 24-hour hotline

Breaking the cycle of violence

UNFPA has launched a large-scale campaign to ‘Break the Cycle’ of gender-based violence (GBV) by raising awareness about the issue and providing information on available response services in five conflict-affected regions of Ukraine.

A total of 180,000 brochures are being distributed in more than 3,400 locations; they cover GBV awareness, advice for survivors, and simple recommendations on how to act in crisis situations to avoid and, if necessary, respond to GBV. Similar messages are being spread through an active social media campaign that aims to reach vulnerable populations in both government- and non-government-controlled areas.

As part of the ‘Break the Cycle’ campaign, press conferences and roundtables were also held in five eastern cities, bringing together 180 representatives of local authorities, NGOs, and the media to discuss GBV prevention mechanisms.