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13 Nov 2018 description

COPENHAGEN, 12 November 2018 – In response to the holding of “elections” in the so-called “people’s republics” of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine over the weekend, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President George Tsereteli (Georgia) issued the following statement:

12 Nov 2018 description
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The human cost of the active armed conflict in eastern Ukraine is distressing, with 18 civilian casualties (5 killed and 13 injured) in October, according to OHCHR. With a monthly average of more than 1,200 reported security incidents over the past three months, the conflict intensity as well as lethal security risks faced by civilians and humanitarian workers remained high.

12 Nov 2018 description

The Mission saw buildings with signs that read “polling stations”. It noted a slight increase in the presence of armed formations in some areas of non-government controlled Donetsk city centre. Some civilians expressed concern to the SMM about “voting”.

The SMM gathered information on the security situation on the day of reported “elections” announced for 11 November in non-government-controlled areas of Luhansk and Donetsk regions.

09 Nov 2018 description

ROME, 8 November 2018 - OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Italy’s Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi today reiterated OSCE support to the implementation of the Minsk agreements for a peaceful solution to the crisis in and around Ukraine, in line with OSCE principles and commitments and in full respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

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Despite prevailing insecurity and widespread landmine contamination, the number of crossings of the ‘contact line’ through the five operational Entry/Exit Checkpoints (EECPs) increased in October, with over 1.2 million crossings recorded during the month. Shelling, sniper fire and explosions of landmines were frequently reported at and around the EECPs. On 18 October, a civilian car was hit by a sniper fire, while waiting to cross the EECP ‘Marinka’ (Donetska oblast).

09 Nov 2018 description

Kyiv, 9 November 2018 – A contribution of EUR 25 million from the European Union marks the beginning of a new phase of the “EU Support to the east of Ukraine – Recovery, Peacebuilding and Governance, 2018-2022” project, to be jointly implemented by four agencies: UNDP, UN Women, UNFPA, FAO as part of the UN Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme.

08 Nov 2018 description

The latest edition of Crisis Group's monthly conflict tracker highlights dangers of escalating conflict in Sri Lanka and Yemen. CrisisWatch also notes improved situations in China/Japan and Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijan).

08 Nov 2018 description

SHELLING NEAR MAJOR WATER FACILITY – DONETSK FILTER STATION

Voda Donbasa (VD) informed the WASH Cluster that yesterday (7th November 2018) Donetsk Filter station (DFS) was surrounded by clashes from 5:20 pm until 6.00 pm. The on-duty night shift of DFS took action by closing off all valves related to chlorine pipelines around the site, in order to protect personnel and surrounding areas from the lethal effects of chemical release, and staff then took cover in the onsite bomb shelter.

08 Nov 2018 description

FOREWORD

In eastern Ukraine UNDP is proactively supporting peacebuilding and conflict prevention by facilitating improved service delivery, decentralization, economic recovery, rebuilding and reduction of inequality and by strengthening the rule of law and building respect for human rights.

08 Nov 2018 description

UNHCR has more than 11,500 staff. Meet Oleksandra Lytvynenko, who uses her own experience of displacement to help those uprooted by conflict in Ukraine.

By Kate Bond in Luhansk, Ukraine

Name: Oleksandra Lytvynenko, 41, from Luhansk, Ukraine

Job title: Assistant protection officer. Four years with UNHCR, working in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine from the city of Sievierodonetsk.

Why did you become an aid worker?

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United Nations-coordinated Appeals

FUNDING REQUIRED $25.20B

FUNDING RECEIVED $11.97B

UNMET REQUIREMENTS $13.23B

COVERAGE 47.5%

PEOPLE IN NEED 135.3 M

PEOPLE TO RECEIVE AID 97.9 M

COUNTRIES AFFECTED 41

Global Humanitarian Funding

FUNDING RECEIVED $17.98B

UN-COORDINATED APPEALS $11.97B

OTHER FUNDING $6.01B

Global Appeal Status

07 Nov 2018 description

This report is for the media and the general public.

SUMMARY

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKIY, Russian Federation. The Observer Mission (OM) continues to operate 24/7 at both Border Crossing Points (BCPs). The overall number of border crossings by persons slightly increased at both BCPs compared to the previous week.

OPERATIONAL REMARKS

06 Nov 2018 description

MINSK, 6 November 2018 – The Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), Ambassador Martin Sajdik, made the following statement to the press after the meeting of the TCG ‎and its Working Groups in Minsk on 6 November 2018:

“According to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM), the current situation in the conflict area in eastern Ukraine is far from being calm. Unfortunately, a relatively high level of ceasefire violations has been registered lately.