Dawn Calabia

Will the Latest Easter Ceasefire in Ukraine Hold?

Will the Latest Easter Ceasefire in Ukraine Hold?

As Ukrainians celebrate Easter and Holy Week, the government and separatists backed by Russia have agreed to a total ceasefire in the five-year old conflict. This year, they hope to observe the Easter Pascha holiday in both government-controlled and separatist-held areas without the threat of attacks or shelling. But will the Easter ceasefire hold?

No doubt, the civilians living along the 450 km line separating the warring parties remain skeptical.

Aid Cut-Off Threatens Nearly Three Million Ukrainians

Aid Cut-Off Threatens Nearly Three Million Ukrainians

Today international humanitarian assistance to Ukraine's most needy of the 2. 6 million war-affected and internally displaced people is almost at a standstill. International donors have failed to respond to the United Nation’s appeal for $214 million in aid assistance.  With the world facing four famines and the Syrian refugee and displacement crisis, donors for Europe’s major displacement crisis are in short supply...