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About CrimeaSOS

 We are social organization CrimeaSOS. Our mission is de-occupation of Crimea peninsula and its reintegration. Our activities are aimed at highlighting the illegality of the occupation of Crimea and the repressive policy of the Russian Federation, maintaining connections between the peninsula with the mainland Ukraine, as well as the consolidation of Ukrainian society through the protection of rights, freedoms and interests of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and others who were affected by armed the conflict in eastern Ukraine and Crimea.

CrimeaSOS was created by volunteers as a Facebook page on the first day of Russian occupation of the peninsula February 27, 2014 to provide timely and reliable information about the situation in Crimea. However, over time, we have expanded the scope of our activities. For now, we have gone from the initiative that provides emergency assistance to internally displaced persons to an expert organization that coordinates social movements and initiatives on IDPs.

WHAT DO WE DO?

Occupied territories

  • Advocacy of the return of Crimea and actualizing of the peninsula's issues at national and international levels
  • Monitoring and analysis of human rights violations in Crimea
  • Information Center QirimInfo – monitoring and prompt dissemination of news about Crimea
  • Support and protection of survivors of repression

Internally displaced persons

  • Advocacy of issues related to IDPs at the national and international levels
  • Monitoring and analysis of the rights of IDPs
  • Legal advice and accompaniment of judicial cases
  • Social and humanitarian aid, psychological and integrational support
  • Community development and mobilization

Those who were affected by the armed conflict and Revolution of Dignity

  • Support of the families of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred and families of doctors and journalists who were killed in eastern Ukraine and families with three or more children of defenders who were killed in eastern Ukraine

You can learn more about CrimeaSOS projects in the following SECTION.

WHAT HAVE WE DONE? (as of September 2015)

  • Provided humanitarian assistance for the sum of 5 000 000 UAH through a variety of programs, including the distribution of financial aid programs, such as non-food products, clothing and hygiene items
  • 160 000 IDPs received different kinds of support and assistance from CrimeaSOS
  • Provided more than 80 000 consultations on various issues, 20 000 of which legal advice
  • Supplied more than 1000 families from Crimea and eastern regions of Ukraine with housing

Our offices are located in five cities of Ukraine Kyiv, Lviv, Kherson, Poltava and Zaporizhia. In general, CrimeaSOS work covers 17 regions of Ukraine.

PARTNERSHIP

In July 2014 CrimeaSOS has become an implementing partner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine (UNHCR) in programs related to the protection of IDPs. 

Read more about our partners, visit the page "PARTNERS".

If you need help or have any cooperation and other suggestions, please call us or write an e-mail (look for details in CONTACT INFORMATION section).

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