CrimeaSOS facilitators processed 7,569 appeals from IDPs7 / 09 / 2023
Since November 2022, CrimeaSOS facilitators have received and processed 7,569 appeals from internally displaced persons. Only in August of this year, 1,028 applications were received.
Humanitarian aid remains the greatest need of internally displaced persons. More than 77% of IDPs’ appeals to CrimeaSOS facilitators relate specifically to humanitarian aid. In addition, according to the facilitators, the number of such requests increased in August compared to July 2023.
Many IDPs stopped receiving financial assistance from the state, and they lack personal funds for housing rent, food, medicine, and the preparation of school-age children for the educational process. Because of this, many appeals are related to help for children, namely, requests for school and student gadgets, children’s clothes, shoes, backpacks, office supplies, etc.
We shall remind you that on July 11, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted the resolution “Some Issues of Support for Internally Displaced Persons”. According to it, the order of payment of funds to internally displaced persons changes.
CrimeaSOS facilitators communicate individually with forced migrants and fix the main problems in the fields of legal and social protection, work with children, etc. The data is sent to UNHCR project partners for their analysis, processing and further assistance to IDPs.
CrimeaSOS facilitators currently work in 14 regions of Ukraine: Vinnytsia, Poltava, Sumy, Cherkasy, Ternopil, Lviv, Rivne, Chernihiv, Khmelnytskyi, Zhytomyr, Kyiv, Volyn, Chernivtsi and Ivano-Frankivsk.
The work of facilitators and consultants in the regions is the CrimeaSOS activity within the project “Strengthening IDP communities in the central and western regions of Ukraine”. The project is implemented with the financial support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).