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Ukraine Situation: UNHCR Operational Update, 27 June - 15 July 2015



  • Situational overview: The situation in eastern Ukraine remains unstable and volatile. The humanitarian situation is grave with freedom of movement and humanitarian access restricted due to continued fighting, security measures and the Government’s ongoing blockade of non-government controlled areas.

  • Protection concerns: Freedom of movement across the line of contact remains a key concern. Access to civil documentation, such as birth certificates and passports, is an ongoing problem for those in the non-government controlled area.

  • Legislation update: On 8 July, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted three resolutions relating to IDP employment and unemployment: simplifying unemployment registration for IDPs; protecting their right to unemployment benefit; and approving an Action Plan for Employment and Training of IDPs.

  • Assistance provided: Since 27 June, UNHCR provided non-food item (NFI) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 8,800 people in government controlled areas. In non-government controlled areas, UNHCR provided NFI and shelter assistance to some 430 people.