Ukraine: UNHCR Operational Update, October 2016 [EN/UK]

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 31 Oct 2016 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

27 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned shelling

39 per cent
Travel to visit relatives

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

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

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

FUNDING

USD 42.3 million
requested for 2016

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Situational overview: During the reporting period, the security situation in eastern Ukraine remains volatile. The overall level of violence has decreased following a ceasefire on 1 September.

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

  • Legislation update: The Council of Ministers adopted resolution no. 646, introducing procedures on the establishment, maintenance and access to a consolidated database of IDPs.

  • Assistance provided: In September, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 1,900 people.