CrimeaSOS: 75% of requests by IDPs concern humanitarian aid

10 / 01 / 2024

According to the facilitators of NGO CrimeaSOS, internally displaced persons (IDPs) most often apply for humanitarian aid

In December 2023, 75.8% of all requests from internally displaced persons related to humanitarian aid. These are the data of the facilitators of the NGO CrimeaSOS. Facilitators attribute this to the deterioration of the financial situation of IDP families, many of whom found themselves in difficult life circumstances after the cancellation of state benefits for some categories of displaced persons.

In addition to food and hygiene products, warm shoes, clothes, blankets, heaters, flashlights and power banks were the most common among humanitarian requests. Against the background of stress, the need of IDPs for medicines, medical examinations and services of narrow-profile specialists has increased. 

In the winter period, the housing issue is of particular concern to migrants due to increase in cost of rent. IDPs also lack information about the procedure for obtaining temporary housing and compensation for damaged property. 

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 an activity 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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