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  • ON THE WORLD COUNTER-TRAFFICKING DAY IOM REPORTS A SAD RECORD IN TRAFFICKING FROM UKRAINE

    Kyiv – Over 800 Ukrainians have been identified as victims of trafficking and assisted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), from January to June 2020. This is a striking 40 percentage points increase compared to the first half of the previous year.

  • EU and UNOPS handed over personal protective equipment from COVID-19 to National Police of Ukraine

    On 16 July 2020, the European Union together with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) provided to the National Police of Ukraine high-performance personal protective equipment, including more than 150,000 respirators, 170,000 medical masks and 60.000 protective overalls.

  • WHO and EU deliver essential supplies to 27 COVID-19 laboratories to enhance Ukraine’s testing capacity

    On July 6, the World Health Organisation, with funding from the European Union, has scaled up vital supplies for COVID-19 testing to help boost Ukraine’s response to the pandemic. The total amount of the goods worth over EUR 3.5 million include consumables, reagents and critical laboratory equipment to speed up, scale up and automatize PCR-testing. They are procured as part of a larger assistance package from the EU, through its “Solidarity for Health Initiative”, implemented by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Ukraine. In an event today, the part of the supplies were handed over to the Kyiv Regional Laboratory Center by Head of the Local and Human Development Section of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Frederik Coene and WHO Representative in Ukraine Dr. Jarno Habicht. Frederik Coene, the Head of the Local and Human Development Section of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, said: “COVID-19 is a defining challenge for public health and a test...

  • UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine Osnat Lubrani statement regarding the implementation of a coordinated approach to the crossing of the ‘contact line’

    Kyiv, 26 June 2020 After almost three months of closure, practically three out of five official crossing points at the ‘contact line’ have partially resumed their work and allowed Ukrainians with urgent reasons to finally reach essential services and attend to their acute needs and those of their loved ones. Earlier in June, I called for a phased approach to the re-opening and operation of the entry/exit crossing points that is fully coordinated and clearly communicated to the population. The current situation at the crossing points demonstrates that this call was not fully translated into real actions by relevant parties.

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