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9 June 2016 – A new study by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) shows that, after two years of displacement, hosting communities in Ukraine remain supportive towards internally displaced persons (IDPs).

06 June 2016 - The ILO seeks to fill the following position in Ukraine in the framework of the technical cooperation project: Addressing HIV stigma and discrimination to protect women and men workers from unacceptable forms of work in Ukraine.

2 June 2016 - On 2 June 2016, a charity event “The Gift of Experience” in support of elderly and disabled internally displaced people (IDP) took place in the town of Brovary in Kyiv region. The event was organized by the UN Refugee Agency together with its implementing partner NGO “CrimeaSOS” in the framework of Community Based Initiatives Project.

1 June 2016 – UNICEF together with Louis Vuitton, Vogue Ukraine, and famous singer Tina Karol have launched a global campaign Make a Promise in Ukraine. Funds raised globally through this partnership, including in Ukraine, will be provided to the programmes for children affected by conflicts, and other situations that threaten their safety and well-being.

3 June 2016 – A new report by the UN Human Rights Office shows that, after two years of conflict, the situation in eastern Ukraine remains volatile and continues to have a severe impact on human rights, especially for those living near the contact line and in territories controlled by armed groups.

26 May 2016 – In 2016, the Government of Japan, the Government of Ukraine, the United Nations in Ukraine, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will undertake joint efforts to provide life-saving humanitarian aid, and more medium to long-term recovery assistance to people living in conflict-affected areas in eastern Ukraine. Nine projects are funded by the Government of Japan totalling USD 13.64 million. Download file

17 May 2016 - Ukraine is home to some of the richest natural environments and habitats in Europe and at the same time is one of the most heavily polluted countries in the region. It is also one of the least energy efficient countries in the world. Effective management of natural resources and promoting environmental protection are key elements to preserve life-supporting biological systems, improve the quality of life and reduce poverty in Ukraine.

17 May 2016 - On 30th April UNDP completed its first project aimed at restoring social infrastructure facilities in the conflict-affected territories of Ukraine. Keeping in mind the needs of the most vulnerable citizens and consulting with local communities, the project team selected 19 social infrastructure facilities to restore and to improve the services provided.

17 May 2016 – Ukraine’s Parliament launched the photo exhibition “Mothers in the front line and in the rear” to honor women serving in the armed forces as well as the mothers of combatants.

16 May 2016 – Experiencing the story of a person displaced in Ukraine – the suffering, joys, feelings of alienation and social exclusion, but also the sense of belonging – is possible for communities hosting the displaced persons due to a United Nations project that has turned testimonies into “books” in a so-called Living Library.

16 May 2016 – The European Union and UNICEF today launched #EmergencyLessons, a new campaign to highlight the importance of education for children affected by emergencies.

16 May 2016 - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is inviting non-governmental organizations (NGO) to submit proposals for the implementation of the activities in the framework of WFP Emergency Operation in Ukraine 200765 “Emergency assistance to civilians affected by the conflict in Eastern Ukraine” (EMOP). Download file

  12 May 2016 - Some 200 potential contractors and suppliers from a wide range of industries such as design and construction, IT, pharmaceuticals, media and information, research and consulting, were briefed today on how to seize the varied business opportunities offered by partnering with the United Nations.

4 May 2016 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom travelled to conflict-hit eastern Ukraine to raise awareness of the global education crisis facing children in humanitarian emergencies.

28 April 2016 – As the conflict in the eastern part of Ukraine enters its third year, the United Nations Security Council today met with both a sense of urgency and hope, as described by a senior UN political official.

28 April 2016 - As the armed conflict in Ukraine enters its third year, it has disappeared from global media front-pages. However, the human suffering in Ukraine is real and the protracted crisis continues to trigger new humanitarian needs every day.

26 April 2016 - The ILO has allocated resources under its Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) to actions concerning the Country Programme Outcome of Ukraine “MDA155: The effectiveness of the labour inspection system and of social dialogue mechanisms is strengthened”.

26 April 2016 - The ILO has allocated resources under its Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) to actions concerning the Country Programme Outcome of Ukraine “MDA155: The effectiveness of the labour inspection system and of social dialogue mechanisms is strengthened”.

Artiomovsk (currently Bakhmut) is a city in the government-controlled area of Donetsk region, located 17 km from the contact line. Many of those who fled the conflict live here in need of humanitarian assistance.

29 July 2016 - Only 150 people remain in Orlovske, a small village in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region only a few kilometres from the frontline. Originally home to 5,000 people before the conflict, now mostly the elderly and families who have nowhere else to go stayed behind. Shelling has destroyed the water supply and the bridge which used to connect the village. Residents now use rain water from the only well in the village and try to maintain a sense of normalcy amidst very difficult circumstances.