Monitoring of the relationship between host communities and internally displaced persons in Ukraine

June 05, 2015 18:05
To study the situation in this area from January 16 to March 7, 2015 CrimeaSOS social initiative with support of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, and Canada Fund for Local Initiatives conducted a monitoring of the relationships between host communities and IDPs in five regions of Ukraine: Kyiv, Kherson, Kharkiv, Lviv, Vinnytsia. During the monitoring period 67 media have been monitored and 900 respondents have been interviewed.

Monitoring has consisted of two parts: (1) monitoring of publications about IDPs in mass media; (2) monitoring of the attitude of host communities to IDPs. Media was studied as a means for formation of public opinion and as its indicator. Quantity and general context of publications about IDPs in regional and central media have been analyzed.

Within relations between local population and displaced persons neutral and/or positive attitudes to IDPs prevail. Nevertheless, there are a number of stereotypes in the area of housing/apartment renting and employment that complicate IDPs adaptation.

Download the report on the monitoring HERE


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