IOM’s Assistance to Conflict-Afflicted People in Ukraine (March 2017)
The total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Crimea and eastern Ukraine is 1,590,056 as of 3 April 2017, according to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.
IOM assisted over 137,000 vulnerable IDPs and conflictaffected people in 24 regions of Ukraine.
Lack of funds made 40% of vulnerable IDPs IOM assisted with cash in Ukraine refuse medical treatment, according to the post-distribution monitoring of IOM’s project in 13 regions of Ukraine.
IOM EXPANDS ITS LIVELIHOOD SUPPORT TO CONFLICT-AFFECTED PEOPLE
Since the beginning of the year, another 2,300 IDPs and members of IDPhost communities have been supported with micro-business, self-employment and professional orientation training across the country. Over 1,300 people have already successfully defended their business plans and are now in the process of receiving grants for vocational training or assets which will help them to have new or expand their current income opportunities.
The continuation of IOM’s livelihood support programme for IDPs and conflictaffected people in Ukraine is made possible with funding from the European Union and the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID).
From 2014 to 2016, with the support of different donors, IOM has already provided business training for over 5,500 IDPs and local community members, with in-kind equipment grants and vocational training for more than 3,300 beneficiaries. 60% of IOM’s livelihoods programme beneficiaries are women.
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