UNHCR supports human right based approach in Ukraine’s position towards non-government controlled territories

KYIV, Ukraine, 10 February 2017 (UNHCR). UNHCR together with partners encourages Parliament to ensure international human rights standards while developing comprehensive solutions for territories outside of governmental control. On 8 February, UNHCR participated in a session of the Parliamentary Committee on State Building and Regional Policy to contribute to a discussion of draft law 3593-d On Temporarily Occupied Territory of Ukraine. 


UNHCR sends aid for 2500 residents of Avdiivka

KYIV, Ukraine, 03 February 2017 (UNHCR). On Thursday, 2 February, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, delivered 40 metric tons of humanitarian assistance to the town of Avdiivka. In addition to a highly demanded tarpaulin for emergency repairs, the humanitarian cargo contained supplies for 2,000 persons, including 2,000 blankets, 500 bedding and towel sets, jerry cans, buckets and winter clothing.


Shelter materials for 200 families delivered to Luhansk


KYIV, Ukraine, 30 January 2017 (UNHCR). This weekend UNHCR convoy has brought construction materials for families in non-government controlled areas of Luhansk region, who had their homes damaged or destroyed during the conflict.


UNHCR assistance to conflict-affected population in Avdiivka [UPDATED]

UNHCR is closely following the situation in Avdiivka. Increased fighting in the recent days has led to more destruction and suffering for local residents. We are concerned about thousands of people trapped under fire without electricity, water and heating with temperatures reaching -18C. Our partners are already on the ground assessing damage to houses and acute needs of population. UNHCR Ukraine has sent trucks to Avdiivka with emergency shelter materials to cover broken roofs and windows and other basic relief items. 


Joint UNHCR-IOM Statement on President Trump’s Refugee Order

GENEVA, Switzerland, 28 January 2017 (UNHCR).  The needs of refugees and migrants worldwide have never been greater, and the U.S. resettlement program is one of the most important in the world.