GENEVA/KYIV/NEW YORK, 27 January 2015 – Over 1,000 children are forced to seek refuge in underground bomb shelters in Donetsk city due to ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine, UNICEF said today.
26 January 2015 – Briefing the Security Council on recent developments in Ukraine, Jeffrey Feltman, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, called today for revival of the Minsk Accords and an immediate end to hostilities.
24 January 2015 - The Secretary-General strongly condemns today`s rocket attack on the city of Mariupol, which reportedly killed dozens of civilians and left over one hundred injured. He notes that rockets appear to have been launched indiscriminately into civilian areas, which would constitute a violation of international humanitarian law.
24 January 2015 - More than 5,000 people have now been killed since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine in mid-April last year. The significant escalation of hostilities in Ukraine since 13 January has taken the total death toll in the country to at least 5,086 – and we fear that the real figure may be considerably higher. At least 10,948 people have also been wounded between mid-April last year and 21 January 2015, said OHCHR in a press briefing.
16 January, 2015: Increased access to a wide range of health care services is needed for more than 5 million people affected by the humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine, according to the World Health Organization.
18 January 2015 - The Secretary-General is alarmed by the severe escalation of fighting for control of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, which has already caused numerous casualties and threatened to completely unravel a hard-won September 2014 cease-fire. He implores all sides to make good on their commitments under the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum, with the first step being an immediate and full cessation of hostilities.
The United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine has launched the distribution of humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as to people staying in the area of conflict, including territories that are not under Government control. The priority recipients are the elderly, orphans, pregnant women, families with children, and people with disabilities.
22 December 2014 - Since hostilities began in April 2014, insecurity and displacement have steadily increased across eastern Ukraine. Ongoing ceasefire violations–punctuated by heavy shelling and armed conflict–have displaced more than 1 million people inside the country and abroad.j