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Ukraine: Checkpoints - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 20 August 2018)[EN/UA/RU]

The number of monthly crossings through the five operating Entry/Exit Checkpoints (EECPs) has steadily increased since the beginning of 2018, reaching nearly 1.3 million in July, representing a 10 per cent increase compared to June. Crossing conditions remained challenging for the civilians, who crossed the ‘contact line’ to visit relatives, check on property and access basic services in the Government-controlled area (GCA), with insufficient medical and sanitary facilities in ‘no-man’s land’ and at the ‘zero-checkpoint’ of all five official EECPs. Operations of the checkpoints were often suspended due to insecurity and severe weather conditions. This forced civilians to wait in long queues and exposed them to risks of insecurity and landmines. On a positive note, Donetska Oblast State Administration in order to improve crossing conditions, started the reconstruction of service zones at the busiest EECP ‘Marinka’, where ICRC also installed two sanitary facilities at the zero-checkpoint. The reconstruction is planned to be completed in early September, ahead of the winter months.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
20 Aug 2018
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Snapshot