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Ukraine: UN warns of civilian casualties in ‘face to face’ fighting in country's east

New York, Feb 15 (Just Earth News): Intensified fighting between Government and non-Government forces near densely populated areas in eastern Ukraine is endangering civilians, the senior United Nations humanitarian representative in the country told reporters in Geneva on Tuesday.

UN warns of escalating tension in eastern Ukraine as casualties hit highest since last August

New York, Aug 3 (Just Earth News): Civilian causalities in eastern Ukraine spiked in June and July, prompting the United Nations human rights chief to call on the parties to the conflict to make protection of civilians a priority and take urgent steps to de-escalate the increasingly tense situation at the contact line.

UNESCO chief condemns killing of journalist in Ukraine

New York, July 22 (Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom on Friday denounced the killing of award-winning journalist Pavel Sheremet and urged the authorities to bring those responsible for the crime to justice.

UN report finds impunity for killings ‘remains rampant’ in Ukraine conflict

New York, July 14 (Just Earth News): A new report by the United Nations human rights office released on Thursday describes widespread killings that have taken place in Ukraine since January 2014, concluding that very limited accountability has taken place.

Situation in Ukraine remains ‘volatile,’ warns senior UN human rights official

New York, June 30 (Just Earth News): Unless urgent action is taken in Ukraine to separate sides and remove heavy weaponry, wide spread hostilities in the country could re-escalate, a senior United Nations human rights official on Wednesday warned.

After two years of conflict, situation in eastern Ukraine remains ‘grim’ – UN report

New York, June 4 (Just Earth News): A new report by the United Nations 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.

Citing obstruction, UN torture prevention panel suspends Ukraine visit

New York, May 26 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has suspended its visit to Ukraine after being denied access to places in several parts of the country where it suspects people are being deprived of their liberty by the Security Service of Ukraine, the SBU.

Ukraine: Security Council meets on situation with sense of ‘urgency and hope’

New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): As the conflict in the eastern part of Ukraine enters its third year, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday met with both a sense of urgency and hope, as described by a senior UN political official.

Two years of conflict leaves 1.5 million people hungry in eastern Ukraine – UN agency

New York, Apr 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The two-year long conflict in eastern Ukraine has left around 1.5 million people hungry, including almost 300,000 people who are severely food insecure and in need of immediate food assistance, the United Nations food relief agency said on Monday.

Ukraine: UN experts urge accountability for human rights violations by foreign fighters

New York, Mar 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS):On Tuesday in Geneva, the United Nations Working Group on mercenaries called on the Government of Ukraine to ensure accountability for human rights violations committed by foreign armed actors during the conflict that has plagued the country since 2014.

Ukraine: UN calls on all parties to ensure access to safe drinking water in eastern region

New York, Mar 18(Just Earth News/IBNS):Concerned about the continuing impact of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine on civilians, the United Nations on Thursday called on all parties to ensure access to safe water in Donetsk, after security concerns forced the evacuation of staff from a water treatment facility that serves thousands of people in the area.

Ukraine: UN official urges Government to keep checkpoints open for access to medicines, food

New York, Feb 4 (Just Earth News/IBNS) A senior United Nations humanitarian official in Ukraine on Wednesday called on the Government to keep checkpoints open in conflict-affected areas in the country's east to prevent hardship for thousands of mostly elderly people seeking access to medicines, and food and other items.

Ukraine could again slip into cycle of calm giving way to savage fighting: UN official

New York, Dec 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A senior United Nations human rights official warned on Friday that the fighting in Ukraine, which has recently decreased, could erupt again with a massive civilian toll in a conflict that has already left over 9,000 people dead and nearly 21,000 injured over the past two years.

Despite less fighting, eastern Ukraine still 'highly flammable,' UN reports

New York, Dec 10 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Despite a significant reduction in hostilities in eastern Ukraine in the last few months in a conflict that has already left over 9,000 people dead and nearly 21,000 injured, serious human rights concerns persist, including killings, torture and impunity, the United Nations reported on Wednesday.

Farm families in eastern Ukraine forced into 'difficult choices' to survive: UN agency

New York, Dec 8 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The absence of financial, physical, social and human resources has left some 700,000 farm households extremely vulnerable in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine, the results of a United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) household survey revealed on Monday, and also warned of food insecurity among those families due to "skyrocketing" commodity prices.