CrimeaSOS facilitators recorded and processed 4,627 appeals from IDPs

9 / 06 / 2023

Since November 2022, CrimeaSOS facilitators have recorded and processed 4,627 appeals from internally displaced persons, in May alone – 917 appeals. 

According to the facilitators’ observations, problems with the employment of IDPs remain acute, in particular, it concerns the Cherkasy, Volyn, Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Lviv and Chernihiv regions. Facilitators record cases of requests for consultations and training for employment, job search or reprofiling and acquiring a new profession.

The housing issue is also urgent. Due to the high cost of rent and the lack of government housing programs, IDPs have problems finding places to stay temporarily. In addition, the facilitators focus on increasing housing prices in Zhytomyr and Chernihiv regions.

IDPs’ needs for humanitarian aid remain consistently high. More than 70% of requests from internally displaced persons concern food products, hygiene, household chemicals and clothing for children and adults. 

CrimeaSOS facilitators also noted that IDPs in Khmelnytskyi and Chernivtsi regions are increasingly inclined to return home to the de-occupied territories of Ukraine. Some families temporarily go to their home regions to check the house and then return to their temporary accommodation in safer regions. 

CrimeaSOS facilitators communicate individually with forced migrants and record 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. 

Currently, CrimeaSOS facilitators work in 14 regions of Ukraine: Vinnytsia, Poltava, Sumy, Cherkasy, Ternopil, Lviv, Rivne, Chernihiv, Khmelnytskyi, Zhytomyr, Kyiv, Volyn, Chernivtsi and Ivano-Frankivsk regions.

The work of facilitators in the regions is one of the activities of CrimeaSOS within the project “Strengthening IDP communities in the central and western regions of Ukraine”. The project is implemented with the financial support of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).


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