Millions in Ukraine are in need of humanitarian assistance, UN relief wing reports

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), an estimated 3.8 million people in Ukraine are in need of humanitarian assistance and 2.2 million are suffering as a result of no access to quality health services.

Conflict in Ukraine continues to take civilian toll – UN human rights report

A new United Nations report out today has confirmed that Ukrainians living close to the “contact line” – the area between Government-controlled and armed group-controlled territory in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions – not only suffer due to fighting near their homes but also face the threat of landmines and unexploded ordinance as well as have to contend with severe restrictions on movement.

Harsh winter increases humanitarian needs in Eastern Ukraine

The humanitarian needs of displaced people in Eastern Ukraine are increasing this winter, contrary to the expectations of the UN’s Refugee agency (UNHCR) in the region.

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Safety nets urged for elderly, disabled and poorest in Ukraine

Safety nets need to be provided for the elderly, the disabled and the poorest in Ukraine, the head of the UN refugee agency chief, Filippo Grandi has urged.

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UN refugee agency urges better measures for people crossing contact line in eastern Ukraine

The United Nations refugee agency today called on authorities in Ukraine to help ease the plight of some 26,000 people who cross the dividing line between Government-controlled and non-Government-controlled areas of the crisis-gripped country daily.

UN expert calls on Ukraine to step up its efforts to protect the rights of the internally displaced

At the conclusion of an official visit to Ukraine, a United Nations human rights expert has called on the Government to step up its response to prevent and address internal displacement and to provide durable solutions to the persons already displaced.

UN convoys reach thousands affected by conflict in eastern Ukraine

For the first time in five months, convoys from the United Nations refugee agency have reached non-Government controlled areas in Luhansk, in the easternmost part of Ukraine, carrying much- needed construction materials, kitchen sets and items for use in winter for thousands of people affected by the conflict.

Dramatic rise in casualties in eastern Ukraine

The number of casualties in the conflict in eastern Ukraine has reached its highest level in a year, the UN human rights office has reported.

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UN report finds impunity for killings ‘remains rampant’ in Ukraine conflict

A new report by the United Nations human rights office released today describes widespread killings that have taken place in Ukraine since January 2014, concluding that very limited accountability has taken place.

“Rampant impunity” for killings in Ukraine

Impunity for killings in Ukraine remains “rampant” according to a report prepared by the

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