Ukraine: UNHCR Operational Update, 1 - 31 January 2017 [EN/UK]

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 31 Jan 2017 View Original
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KEY FIGURES

78 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about long queues at checkpoints

47 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about shelling

38 per cent
travel to visit relatives

26 per cent
are concerned about difficult conditions while queuing at checkpoints

8 per cent
of people travelling by car were unable to cross due to long queues

Source: Foundation.101 crossing the line of contact survey (December 2016)

FUNDING

USD 37.7 million
requested for 2017
Gap 96%
Funded 4%

PRIORITIES

  • Leading the Protection and Shelter/NFI Clusters.

  • Supporting the Government of Ukraine on IDP and refugee/asylum issues.

  • Advocacy on freedom of movement, humanitarian access, and other concerns.

  • Provision of humanitarian assistance, especially near the line of contact and in the non-government controlled area.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Situational overview: During the reporting period, the security situation in eastern Ukraine remains volatile and tense.

  • Protection concerns: Freedom of movement across the line of contact remains a primary concern. The suspension of social and pension payments to IDPs pending verification of their residential address is an ongoing concern.

  • Legislation update: The Cabinet of Ministers adopted an Action Plan on the implementation of recommendations of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

  • Assistance provided: In January, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 6,400 people. UNHCR and its partners provided over 4,600 legal, information and psychosocial consultations to IDPs and other people of concern.