National Monitoring System Report on the Situation of Internally Displaced Persons - June 2019
According to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, at the period of survey conduction there were 1,385,062 internally displaced persons (IDPs) who left their homes and moved to other areas and regions of Ukraine looking for safety. Among those IDPs, 60 per cent have moved from their previous place of residence located in Donetsk Oblast, 37 per cent have been displaced from Luhansk Oblast, and 3 per cent have left their homes in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Half of the registered IDPs permanently reside in the GCA in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, beyond the 20 km area along the contact line. The main share of IDPs is located in Donetsk Oblast (487,952), Luhansk Oblast (271,367), Kyiv city (148,740) and Kyiv Oblast (57,123), Kharkiv Oblast (129,168), Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (68,911) and Zaporizhia Oblast (54,714).
In 2016, IOM began conducting regular complex survey of the situation with IDPs in Ukraine, the National Monitoring System (NMS). The goal of the research is monitoring of different aspects of IDPs life: material well-being, employment, social problems, needs, mobility and integration of the IDPs into the local communities.