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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.
31 March 2018 – Human Resources departments of the UNDP, UNOCHA and IOM in Ukraine participated in the Kyiv Post Employment Fair which was held in Kyiv.

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.  

19 March 2015 – Women, children and the elderly are disproportionately bearing the devastating impact of the protracted conflict in Ukraine, which has left five million people in need of humanitarian assistance, senior United Nations officials said today, as they stressed the “grave and urgent need” to scale up international relief efforts.

 10 March, 2015 - Marie-Pierre Poirier, UNICEF Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States,  arrived to Ukraine for a week-long monitoring visit to assess the state of children in emergency in the eastern parts of the country. This represents Ms. Poirier first visit to Ukraine and during her stay she is going to meet representatives of President`s Administration and government (Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Social Policy), OSCE,  besides other UN agencies and media.

3 March 2015 - The UN Youth Advisory Panel is a step towards implementation of the UN Country Team (UNCT) commitment to empower and respect rights of young people in accordance with basic human rights principles. Deadline for applications: 20 March 015.

2 March 2015 – The estimated number of people killed in eastern Ukraine since April 2014 has now passed the 6,000* mark, in spite of successive ceasefires, the UN Human Rights Office announced Monday, saying the escalation in fighting in recent weeks, particularly near Donetsk airport and in the Debaltseve area, resulted in hundreds of deaths, both civilian and military, and an untenable situation for those trapped or held hostage in the areas controlled by armed groups.

Kyiv,  25 February 2015 - The Government of Ukraine and the European Union, United Nations and the World Bank Group presented the findings of an eastern Ukraine Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment (RPA) report. The report provides the baseline information about the urgent needs for recovery and peacebuilding in eastern Ukraine. 

24 February 2015 – The United Nations Secretary-General met yesterday in New York with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, to discuss the conflict in the east of that country.

Kyiv, 24 February 2015 - The Humanitarian Community launched the Humanitarian Response Plan 2015 for Ukraine today. The plan targets 3.2 million most vulnerable people over the five million estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance across the country, and appealed the international community to generously contributed to fund the USD 316 million dollars required to carry out a wide range of life-saving interventions including food and household items distribution, provision of healthcare and psychosocial interventions, to provision of shelter to warm clothing, and basic education.

GENEVA/KYIV, 19 February 2015 – The United Nations delivered 62 metric tons of humanitarian aid to Donetsk today. This includes essential hygiene items, warm clothes, blankets, condensed milk powder, drinking water, and medical supplies procured by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Health Organization (WHO). 

17 February 2015 – The United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution endorsing the 13-point accord on ending the Ukraine crisis agreed in Minsk – including a cease-fire – and called on all parties to the conflict to fully implement that cessation of hostilities, as the UN human rights office expressed concern over reported shelling and trapped civilians in the country’s east.

17 February 2015 - Since the beginning of the conflict in mid-April 2014 and until 15 February, 5,665 people were killed and 13,961 were wounded in the east of Ukraine. This is the data available at this point. The UN Human Rights Mission in Ukraine and the World Health Organization anticipate a further increase in figures in the coming days because reporting on casualties during the pre-ceasefire period was considerably delayed due to ongoing hostilities.

Every week the UN Office on Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) collects information on humanitarian activities from the humanitarian actors working in Ukraine and provides concise and structured reporting. 

15 February 2015 - The Secretary-General welcomes the start of a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine as agreed on 12 February under the package of measures for implementation of the Minsk accords.

12 February 2015 - The Secretary-General has closely followed the intensive diplomatic efforts of the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany in Minsk, Belarus over the past two days. He commends their perseverance in efforts to bring this violent conflict to an end, which has resulted in the signing of a package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk accords of September 2014.