An increase of civilian casualties was recorded in September – from 12 in August to 20 (5 killed and 15 injured), according to OHCHR, as hostilities continued unabated in eastern Ukraine. On 11 September, a secondary school in the settlement Zolote 5 (Luhanska Oblast, NGCA) was shelled during classes and 100 students and teachers had to be evacuated to the nearby bomb shelters. This was the 62nd security incident involving educational facilities so far this year. Since January 2017, 57 incidents of education facility damages have been recorded, directly affecting nearly 5,600 children.
The number of civilian crossings through the “contact line” decreased after the peak of 1.3 million in August. Reconstruction works aimed at improving basic services such as shelter, water, toilets and electricity supply for people crossing is currently ongoing at the EECP ‘Novotroitske’ and ‘Stanytsia Luhanska’. However, lack of adequate facilities and access to emergency care remained a concern, particularly at the zero checkpoints - a territory between the five operating EECPs in the Government controlled areas and those beyond Government’s control.
11 October 2018, Myrnohrad, Donetsk region – Today, the surgical unit at Myrnohrad City Central Hospital was officially reopened after renovations funded by a European Investment Bank (EIB) loan and with technical support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Now the unit can serve 11,000 patients a year.
This is the first of hundreds of social infrastructure facilities that are being repaired under the EIBfinanced Ukraine Early Recovery Programme in eastern Ukraine.
(KYIV, 1 October 2018) – The Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine, Ms. Osnat Lubrani expresses her sincere condolences to the family of three children killed, and one child injured, by explosive remnants in eastern Ukraine. Ms. Lubrani appeals for immediate action to protect millions of people who face daily risks due to the extensive landmine and explosive ordnance contamination.
This twenty-third report on the situation of human rights in Ukraine by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is based on the work of the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU) , and covers the period from 16 May to 15 August 2018.
Civilian casualties: In July-August OHCHR recorded 26 conflict-related civilian casualties (4 killed and 22 injured). Contamination of agricultural lands by mines and UXOs led to four casualties among agricultural workers.
Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says
821 million people now hungry and over 150 million children stunted, putting hunger eradication goal at risk
This guidance updates and replaces the “Pandemic Influenza Risk Management: WHO Interim Guidance” published in 2013, which was a revision of the “Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response: a WHO Guidance Document” published in 2009.
The main updates from the 2013 interim guidance are:
Alignment with other relevant United Nations policies for crisis and emergency management, and
1. Amended Cabinet Resolutions on IDP Access to Pension and Social Benefits
On 11 July 2018 the Cabinet adopted Resolution No. 5481 introducing a number of significant changes to Cabinet Resolutions No. 505, 509, 637, and 365:
Extended eligibility for IDP monthly housing benefits
i) Children of IDPs born after the start of 'AID' - 14 April 2014 - now also can be considered as IDPs and therefore eligible for the benefits. To apply for the benefits, these children have to be registered at the social protection units
Civilian casualties: In June OHCHR recorded 38 conflict-related civilian casualties, with 84% resulting from shelling or small arms and light weapons fire (SALW). Despite a 37.7% decrease in the total number of casualties compared with May, casualties resulting from shelling or SALW fire remain at the same level.
The strategic plan reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA, the goal of which is universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, focusing on women, adolescents and youth. In accordance with the strategic direction of UNFPA and in line with General Assembly resolution 70/1 on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the strategic plan will seek to ensure that no one will be left behind and that the furthest behind will be reached first.
1. Draft Order on Entry/Exit Regime and Movement of Goods to/from the NGCA is Proposed for Public Discussion
On 8 June 2818 the Ministry of Defence has posted a message on its official website proposing public discussion on 8 Draft CMU Resolution on entry and exit regime and movement of goods to/from the NGCA. The Resolution represents one of the series of by-laws required for the execution of the Law of Ukraine No. 2268 'On Safeguarding State Sovereignty'.
Civilian casualties: OHCHR recorded 61 conflict-related civilian casualties. This is a 32 per cent increase compared with April 2018.
Security situation: A significant increase of hostilities affecting more than 20 settlements on both sides of the contact line resulted in damage to over 192 civilian houses and flats, 6 educational and healthcare facilities 1 and disruption of electricity, water and gas supply.
The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 46/182, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report annually to the Assembly and the Economic and Social Council on the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance. The report is also submitted in response to Assembly resolution 72/133 and Economic and Social Council resolution 2017/14. The period covered by the report is 1 January to 31 December 2017.
Human Rights Council
8 June–6 July 2018
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development
Note by the Secretariat