Kyiv, Ukraine (30 April 2015) - The Government of Japan, the Government of Ukraine, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the IFRC together with Ukrainian Red Cross Society expanded existing assistance programmes by launching new projects to support internally displaced people (IDPs) and boost social and economic recovery in conflict-affected areas in Eastern Ukraine.
30 April 2015 - The RPA focuses on the areas under the Ukrainian Government’s control in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, as well as the three adjoining oblasts – Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kharkiv. The RPA covers immediate recovery, rehabilitation and social cohesion needs, and is designed to be flexible so that its scope and recommendations can be updated as circumstances change.
UN Resident Coordinator in Ukraine emphasized the importance of the international conference on support to Ukraine. “It will allow the international community to see the economic and security challenges faced by Ukraine, to understand the government’s short and medium term strategy and implementation plans for key reforms. Institutional and private investors will better understand changes and improvements in Ukraine’s business environment”, - wrote Neal Walker in an opinion peace for Kyiv Post.
9 April, 2015 - UNDP in Ukraine has launched a co-financing campaign for newly created jobs for internally displaced people, coming from the Donbas and Crimea, and for the communities, residing in Donetska and Luganska oblasts. Any enterprise, organization or institution, of both public and private ownership, as well as NGOs, can apply to participate in the program.
8 April, 2015 - The “Early Recovery of Social Services and Peacebuilding in Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts” Project will start restoration at 15 new sites in Eastern Ukrainian.
31 March 2015, Kyiv/Geneva – At least 109 children are reported to have been injured and 42 killed by landmines and unexploded ordnance in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine since March last year, UNICEF said today.
16 March, 2015 - UNHCR with support of regional Ukrainian Red Cross Society dispatched 20 tons of humanitarian aid to Sumy region. Regional officers from State Emergency Service unloaded aid truck fully packed with warm clothes, blankets and other core relief items.
Based on overall calculations, 14265 IDPs including 3189 children live in Sumy region. Upon arrival newly displaced urge for nutrition and basic NFI support first. Besides providing IDPs with relevant information on resettlement, humanitarian agencies assist in accommodating IDPs in descent shelter conditions.
18 March 2015 - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday it had reached Luhansk city with three convoys this month, providing food assistance to nearly 10,000 stranded civilians for the first time since December.