Results of the monitoring of relationship between host communities and IDPs. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT

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In summer 2014 the first cases of discrimination of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and media publications that negatively characterize IDPs were recorded in Ukraine. IDPs have been facing such...
In summer 2014 the first cases of discrimination of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and media publications that negatively characterize IDPs were recorded in Ukraine. IDPs have been facing such an attitude up to today. For a detailed study of the situation in this area CrimeaSOS social initiative conducted the monitoring of relationship between host communities and IDPs in the five cities of Ukraine from 16 January to 7 March 2015.     During the monitoring period 67 media have been monitored and 900 respondents have been interviewed in five regions: Kyiv, Kherson, Kharkiv, Lviv, Vinnytsia.   During the reporting period it was found out that the general attitude of the respective local populations towards IDPs has a neutral and/or positive character. However, during the research it was established that the stereotypes about IDPs in host communities had already been formed, and on certain conditions the situation may change dramatically. Such conditions may be: the deterioration of the political situation in the communities, aggravation of the economic crisis along with reduction/non-allocation of additional resources for IDPs, escalation of armed conflict, increase of IDP population, and finally the degradation of living standards due to the ongoing armed conflict.   Publications in the mass media about IDPs mainly contain neutral or statistical information; neutral context dominates, positive context is less popular. Negative publications with discriminatory context are rare. In reporting on internal displacement there are tendencies that reinforce negative stereotypes about IDPs.   To download a detailed report on monitoring click here: Monitoring report_CrimeaSOS_Eng            
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