Kyiv, August 19, 2016. The Government of Ukraine and the United Nations in Ukraine express their gratitude and respect to humanitarian workers and countless volunteers who continue to respond to the humanitarian needs of Ukrainian people affected by the protracted humanitarian crisis.
5 August 2016 - For the first time in five months, UNHCR convoys have reached conflict-affected populations in the non-government controlled area of Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine, delivering vitally-needed construction materials for thousands of people who had their homes damaged or destroyed during the conflict.
GENEVA (8 August 2016) – Ukraine’s record on tackling racial discrimination will face scrutiny by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on 11 and 12 August. Ukraine is one of the 177 States that have ratified the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and so is reviewed regularly by the Committee of 18 international independent experts.
3 August 2016 – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday called on all parties to the conflict in eastern Ukraine to prioritize the protection of civilians and take urgent steps to de-escalate the increasingly tense situation at the contact line, warning that civilian casualty figures have risen dramatically in the past two months.