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24 Mar 2017 description
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  • On 23 March, explosions at a military warehouse in Balakliia caused at least two civilian casualties (one fatality) and damage to civilian infrastructure and residential buildings within 10 km of the site. Detonations are expected to continue for up to a week.

  • The State Emergency Services and volunteers supported evacuation of more than 20,000 people who left the area to other villages in Kharkivska oblast. Some people already started to return.

17 Aug 2015 description


Discussions are ongoing with the de-facto authorities in non government-controlled areas (NGCAs) on brokering a pragmatic operational arrangement that will ensure the UN and NGOs are able to conduct their operations.

Prices for medicines and food in NGCAs are between 60-100 per cent higher compared to Governmentcontrolled areas (GCAs), meaning civilians are forced to make long and risky journey across the to buy supplies.

15 May 2015 description


  • Increased fighting in and around Donetsk airport, and near Shyrokyne, 20km east of Mariupol , have been reported. This poses a significant threat to civilians and increases suffering of people in the vicinity of these locations.

  • Unexploded ordnances (UXOs) and landmines in conflict-affected area are a major risk for civilians in both government and non-government controlled areas .

08 May 2015 description


● Artillery and small arms exchanges continued along the line of contact between Ukrainian armed forces and armed groups.

● Government authorities in Luhanska oblast issued a decree further restricting movement across the contact line from 1 May.

● According to the Ministry of Social Policy (MoSP), about 19,200 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been registered across the country over the past week.

27 Apr 2015 description


● Protection cluster partners are receiving reports of people being harmed in incidents related to landmines and unexploded ordnances (UXOs). Cluster partners are gathering data on the number of casualties.

● Conflict-affected people have difficulty accessing health care services and markets due to burdensome bureaucratic travel requirements.

21 Apr 2015 description


● Access impediments restrict the delivery of essential humanitarian assistance in a number of villages along the contact line, increasing the needs of local population in terms of access to basic life-saving assistance.

● Limited locally available resources to sustain/expand social services amid increased influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to many communities create tensions between host population and IDPs.

13 Apr 2015 description


● Rapidly increasing food prices, decreased food consumption have impacted the lives of many in the eastern oblasts of the country.

● Access to social services such as pension and salaries remains suspended in many conflict-affected areas.

● Access constrains related to bureaucratic procedures and different practices in the field continue hinder response.

● Funding for humanitarian operations remains low: only 18 percent of the USD 316 required for 2015 has been funded or pledged.

07 Apr 2015 description


● Access to healthcare remains a major concern for internally displaced and other conflict-affected people.

● At least 42 children killed and another 109 injured since March 2014 as a result of mine-related incidents in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

● Ambiguities on residence verification procedures of IDP affect access to social services.

● Funding for humanitarian operations remains low: only 18 percent of the USD 316 required for 2015 has been funded or pledged.

30 Mar 2015 description


● Delivery of humanitarian aid is expected to significantly decline in several critical Clusters as funding continues to remain seriously low: only 16 percent of the USD 316 required for 2015 has been funded or pledged.

● Recent dismissal of key Government representatives at national as well as regional levels with further possibility of changes in Government structure puts additional pressure in ability to provide timely humanitarian assistance in a coordinated manner.

23 Mar 2015 description


  • While the ceasefire generally continues to hold, humanitarian needs remain high across eastern Ukraine.

  • Reports of incidents related to unexploded ordnance are on the increase. Mine and UXO/ERW contamination is a major issue, especially as planting season is scheduled to begin soon.

  • A recent assessment confirms that humanitarian concerns are more severe in non-government controlled areas than in Government-controlled areas, largely due to household poor financial conditions, availability of drugs and food.

17 Mar 2015 description


● Critical medicines are in alarmingly low supply. Many people are cut off from access to medical care in non-government controlled areas (NGCAs).

● Bureaucratic procedures continue to impede access to (NGCAs), and are inconsistently applied both to civilians and to aid agencies, affecting freedom of movement and operations.

● The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Emergency Directors Group (EDG) travelled to Ukraine on 12-14 March to gain a better understanding of the plight of conflict-affected people.

09 Mar 2015 description


● Unexploded ordnances and mines contamination are a major challenge for the return to normalcy in many conflict-affected areas.

● Bureaucratic hurdles continue to prevent access to non-government controlled areas, affecting humanitarian operations. The first humanitarian food convoy since December travelled from Severodonetsk to Luhansk this week.

● Lack of money and the devaluation of the currency triggered returns in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, despite the prevailing insecurity.

02 Mar 2015 description

● On 24 February, the revised Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Ukraine was launched, appealing for USD 316 million for 3.2 million of the most conflict- affected people.
● People in bunkers in Donetsk lack access to potable water, sanitation facilities and hygiene supplies. Several locations in the east still do not have access to water.
● An estimated 2,000 people have returned to Debaltseve; many who remained are traumatized. The UN and humanitarian partners are providing humanitarian assistance.

16 Feb 2015 description
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  • Insecurity triggered additional displacement: The Ministry of Social Policy (MoSP) reports that one million IDPs have been displaced across Ukraine.

  • The latest round of peace talks in Minsk secures a ceasefire starting 15 February and includes a clause ensuring access, delivery, storage and distribution of humanitarian assistance; and the return of banking and social payments to non-government controlled areas.

09 Feb 2015 description
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  • On 6 February a temporary ceasefire allowed for the evacuation of some civilians from Debaltseve.
    Agencies assisted at reception points.

  • Internal displacement nears one million as fighting escalates in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.

  • On 5 February, the GoU Deputy Prime-Minister met with partners and committed to find solutions to facilitate humanitarian operations. A two-tier coordination setup (policy and day-to-day operations) has been launched.

03 Feb 2015 description


  • Indiscriminate shelling continues to rage in the east of Ukraine. Some 30 casualties, including seven fatalities were recorded at a humanitarian distribution site in Donetsk.

  • Freedom of movement in and out of conflict areas has been tightened as result of a Government of Ukraine temporary order.

  • Civilians are trapped in conflict areas. Many are living in unhygienic, overcrowded, underground shelters with no WASH facilities, intermittent electricity in areas close to the frontline.

24 Jan 2015 description


  • Indiscriminate shelling causing casualties among civilians, triggering additional displacement and destruction of infrastructure, including hospitals and water systems.

  • Ministry of Social Policy (MoSP) registered 921,640 IDPs across Ukraine as of 21 January.

  • Ongoing advocacy to address the issue of increased bureaucratic hurdles affecting access is yet to bare results.

  • Mr. Neal Walker appointed as Humanitarian Coordinator.

11 Jan 2015 description


  • More than one million people have been driven from their homes by the conflict.

  • 633,523 people have been internally displaced in Ukraine as of 8 January, while 593,622 people have fled to neighboring countries.

  • The humanitarian community estimates that 1.4 million people are highly vulnerable and in need of assistance.

  • The Ministry of Social Policy has extended the deadline to 1 February 2015 to receive social benefits and pensions (upon registration as an IDP)

29 Dec 2014 description


  • According to the Ministry of Social Policy (MoSP) there is a large increase in the numbers of IDPs. The humanitarian community equates this increase with the 1 December decree.

  • Ceasefire violations are reported daily even after a renewed commitment to the September ceasefire. In general, the scale of shelling has de-intensified in parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, nevertheless displacement is still on the rise and there is concern for civilian safety.