KYIV, Ukraine, 22 August 2016 (UNHCR) - On 18 August, 11 UNHCR trucks reached non-government controlled areas (NGCA) in Donetsk region bringing 150 tons of shelter materials and NFIs for partner NGO People in Need (PIN). This delivery, facilitated by Logistic cluster led by Word Food Programme, would allow to assist more than 200 households with shelter repairs in conflict-affected towns, including Donetsk, Horlivka, Debaltseve, Dokuchaivsk and Makiivka. In addition, over 500 vulnerable families will receive basic relief items: bedding, blankets, kitchen sets, jerry cans and buckets.
The Protection Cluster, led by the UN Refugee Agency, has published a Free Legal Aid Directory for Internally Displaced and Conflict Affected People in Ukraine. The free legal aid directory with more than 140 centers and NGOs is a practical tool to help internally displaced persons and conflict affected communities know who to call for assistance.
KYIV, Ukraine, 5 August 2016 (UNHCR) - 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.
On 26 July 2016, the Head of UNHCR Field Office in Sievierodonetsk Ivan Saleyeu and the Head of Luhansk Regional State Administration Yuri Harbuz, held a meeting to discuss the ways of further cooperation.