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Ukraine Situation: UNHCR Operational Update, 9 - 26 June 2015



  • Situational overview: Following the surge in fighting in early June, the situation remains volatile. The humanitarian situation has worsened with freedom of movement and humanitarian access greatly restricted due to continued fighting and security measures.
  • Protection concerns: Freedom of movement across the line of contact remains a key concern. Recent issues reported by IDPs include lack of information on registration and registration renewal and delays to social assistance.
  • Legislation update: On 16 June, the State Security Service issued an Order including some improvements to rules on crossing the line of contact. Importantly, people may now leave non-government controlled areas without the usual pass in case of emergency.
  • Assistance provided: Since 8 June, UNHCR provided non food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to 1,760 people in government controlled areas. In non-government controlled areas, UNHCR provided NFI and shelter assistance to 1,235 people.