The leakage in the pipe crossing the ‘contact line’ has disrupted drinking water supply to Toretsk city (Donetska GCA) and nearby settlements (Pivdenne, Pivnichne and Zalizne) since Monday, 17 December affecting around 45,000 people. More information on the incident is available in the WASH Cluster Incident Report.
Key Achievements in Sector
• UNHCR played a lead role in supporting the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) to develop and launch its Education Response Plan for Refugee and Host Communities. This 3-year rolling plan runs to 2021 and aims to reach over 567,500 learners per year.
• UNHCR is working closely with MoES and INGO partners to develop guidelines for the continued roll out of Accelerated Education, ensuring children who are overage but have dropped out of primary education have the opportunity to continue their education.
Methodology and Scope of the Survey
The Ukraine Education Cluster team, in close cooperation with the Departments of Education and partners has conducted a school level needs survey in government controlled areas (GCA) of Donetska and Luhanska oblasts. The scope of the survey is to assess the education needs in the 2 oblasts, and to inform humanitarian, early recovery and other needs in the areas impacted by the conflict.
79,000 Syrian refugee children of schoolgoing age (3-17 years) in current academic year
29,000 Syrian refugee children currently enrolled in formal education (2017-18 academic year)
50,000 Syrian refugee children not enrolled in formal education for 2017-18 academic year
30 million (13% of total) required for Education 25% received
• In October, education partners reported 7,720 children (5-17 years) enrolled in formal education while 666 were inrolled in nonformal education. Since January, education partners have recorded a cumulative 20,865 children enrolled in formal education while 14,473 have been enrolled in non-formal education.
• 18 Back to school campaigns were conducted in refugee locations in October.
Since 25 August 2017, extreme violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has driven over 727,000 Rohingya refugees across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.