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Trends in the Environmental Conditions, Climate Change and Human Health in the Southern Region of Ukraine

Viktor Karamushka, Svitlana Boychenko, Tetyana Kuchma and Olena Zabarna.

The Kherson, Mykolaiv, Odesa, and Zaporizhzhia oblasts, being adjusted to the coasts of the Black and Azov Seas, are located in the steppe zone and constitute the southern region of Ukraine. The environmental parameters and health indicators of the population of the region are sensitive to the impact of natural and anthropogenic processes (e.g., climate change). An analysis of satellite remote sensing data (NOAA NDVI time series) for the assessment of vegetation condition demonstrates an increase in frequency and duration of drought events in the region during the last few decades. It may have a relation to climate change processes. Data analysis of local meteorological observations over the past 100 years proved alterations of some bioclimatic indexes. The Equivalent Effective Temperature (IEET) increases in winter and summer (due to the increasing repeatability of high anomalous temperatures) and remains stable in spring and autumn seasons. The increasing number and variability of climate anomalies can provoke an increase in cardiovascular and some other diseases in the local population. At the same time, an analysis of the statistical data of health indicators of the population (such as morbidity of digestion, breathing, and the endocrine and circulatory systems) shows a tendency to decrease morbidity (contrary to the indicators of the mountain regions’ population, which have higher values of life expectancy). Interrelations between environmental, climate change, and population health indicators in the Black Sea region are being discussed.

Ukraine adopted the first legal act for the implementation of the Law of Ukraine On the Indigenous Peoples of Ukraine

On Tuesday, August 23, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted a normative legal act The procedure for securing the legal status of the representative body of the indigenous people of Ukraine and depriving such status.

6 September 2022

The solution of the economic and environmental problems of Crimea should be a subject of special attention - Khlobystov

Yevhen Khlobystov, a member of the Expert Council of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development of Crimea, said during his speech at the founding forum Crimea - A Look into the Future that Ukraine should develop and agree on a state strategy for the reintegration of Crimea already today.

24 August 2022

Sea turned yellow in the occupied Crimea

In Kerch, the sea turned yellow near the beach of Mama. Kerch locals believe that some chemicals got into the water.

24 August 2022

Analysis of human rights violations in the occupied Crimea for July 2022 (presentation)

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center presents an analysis of human rights violations in the occupied Crimea for July 2022. According to the organization, during the reporting period, 5 detentions, 24 arrests, 5 cases of interrogations, interviews and conversations, and 2 cases of fines were recorded. 31 cases of violation of the right to a fair trial were recorded. There are 2 known cases of violation of the right to a healtcare access. More details can be found in our report.

19 August 2022

Statement of the CTRC in connection with mass searches and arrests of Crimean Tatar activists

On Thursday, August 11, Russian security forces searched six houses of Crimean Tatars in the town of Dzhankoi and the Dzhankoi district.

12 August 2022

Study: Ecological and climatic discrimination in the occupied Crimea: dimensions and threats

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center presents the study Environmental and Climate Discrimination in the Occupied Crimea: Dimensions and Threats, in which the experts of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center analyzed the features of climate change, manifestations of natural phenomena and trends in climate comfort for the population of Crimea, and also identified those most vulnerable to environmental changes. environment of the territory.

12 August 2022

The CTRC presents a test: What do you know about the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples?

On the eve of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center launches a test developed as part of the #LIBERATECRIMEA information campaign. Every Ukrainian will be able to test one’s knowledge about this day by answering 10 questions.

12 August 2022

Representatives of the CTRC took part in an interactive round table dedicated to the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

On Tuesday, August 9, the Head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center Eskender Bariiev and the manager of the CTRC Liudmyla Korotkykh took part in an interactive round table Preserving the identity of indigenous peoples in the face of war and global challenges of the 21st century, organized by the Bohdan Khmelnytskyy Melitopol State Pedagogical University with the support of the Council of Europe.

12 August 2022

A briefing was held in Kyiv on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

On Tuesday, August 9, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center and the State Service of Ukraine for Ethnopolitics and Freedom of Conscience held a briefing on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, during which the speakers spoke about the situation of the indigenous peoples of Ukraine in the context of a full-scale war.

12 August 2022

We can direct the results of the study of the CTRC to the strategy for the de-occupation of Crimea - Khlobystov

Member of the Expert Council of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development of Crimea Yevhen Khlobystov, during the presentation of the environmental study of the CTRC Environmental and climatic discrimination in the occupied Crimea: dimensions and threats, emphasized that the results of this study can be directed to the strategy of de-occupation of Crimea.

10 August 2022

Integrity in diversity. Let's Save the Indigenous Peoples of Ukraine: CTRC starts a storm in social networks on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center starts a social media storm dedicated to the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. We encourage everyone to be a part of this campaign.

9 August 2022

Integrity in diversity. Let's Save the Indigenous Peoples of Ukraine: CTRC starts a storm in social networks on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center starts a social media storm dedicated to the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. We encourage everyone to be a part of this campaign.

9 August 2022

Why is August 9th International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples?

On August 9, Ukraine and the whole world celebrate the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

9 August 2022

Statement of the CTRC in connection with the deprivation of the professional status of lawyers in the temporarily occupied Crimea

On August 4, 2022, it became known that lawyers Nazim Sheimambetov, Lilia Hemedzhi and Rustem Kiamilev were deprived of their professional status by the Chamber of Lawyers of the Chechen Republic Nizam at the request of the Department of the Ministry of Justice of the Chechen Republic.

5 August 2022

Study: Ecological and climatic discrimination in the occupied Crimea: dimensions and threats

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center presents the study Environmental and Climate Discrimination in the Occupied Crimea: Dimensions and Threats, in which the experts of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center analyzed the features of climate change, manifestations of natural phenomena and trends in climate comfort for the population of Crimea, and also identified those most vulnerable to environmental changes. environment of the territory.

3 August 2022

This is a war for resources - Svitlana Boychenko on the reasons for the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine

A member of the Expert Council of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development of Crimea, Svitlana Boychenko, during the presentation of the environmental study of the CTRC Environmental and climatic discrimination in the occupied Crimea: dimensions and threats, noted that in addition to the obvious political reasons, Russia attacked Ukraine also because it wants to get resources.

1 August 2022

CTRC experts presented a study on environmental and climate discrimination in the occupied Crimea

On Friday, July 29, at the office of the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, a presentation of a study by experts from the Crimean Tatar Resource Center Environmental and climatic discrimination in the occupied Crimea: dimensions and threats was held.

29 July 2022

Ethnic communities of Ukraine discussed their work in the conditions of a full-scale war

On Thursday, July 21, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine hosted a consultation meeting with the ethnic communities of Ukraine, which expressed their solidarity in the struggle to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

22 July 2022