Ukraine: Livelihoods and Early Recovery Cluster - Highlights of Achievement - December 2015 [EN/RU/UK]

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HIGHLIGHTS OF 2015 ACHIEVEMENTS

A considerable number of displaced populations travelled across the contact line to access healthcare, education, employment, markets, services and their social entitlements, increased stress on available resources and services and impacted on both IDPs and host communities. Early Recovery Cluster partners contributed 11% to the total humanitarian response budget and 16% of total target population reached. The details of accomplishment are as follows:

  • 71% of USD 22 million budget required by Early Recovery Cluster was funded which made possible to reach 368,896 people or 74% of targeted 500,000 people in-need. Cursory estimates shows approximately 60% of the total funds received was spent on community infrastructure rehabilitation, 25% on livelihoods and income generation and 15% on capacity building.

  • A total 6,982 people including IDPs (2,793 men, 4,189 women) received one or a combination of business and vocational skills training, emergency employment, and start-up grants.

  • Rehabilitated 578 social infrastructures (libraries, schools, hospitals, water and gas supply lines, centers for people with disabilities and elderly homes for IDPs and vulnerable groups) damaged during the conflict benefitting at least 134,000 families.

  • A Case Management Manual was developed in August 2015 under the leadership of the Ministry for Social Policy to guide the identification and targeting of IDP and most vulnerable populations in 8 target locations (Kyiv, Odesa, Kharkiv, Poltava, Zaporizhia, and Dnipropetrovsk regions, and Donetsk and Luhansk GCA), which altogether host over 60% of IDPs from the Donbas. 1,898 IDPs (688 men and 1,210 women) were identified and targeted for support using the Manual, and a total of 437 individuals (47 men, 390 women) from the Center of Social services of the Departments of Social Protection and local non-government organizations from the 8 target locations were trained and deployed.

  • In Luhansk GCA, partners together with government authorities developed a local economic development strategy that includes provision of technical assistance and cash grant to 19 business activities for IDPs and host communities. In addition, 62 local administrators (25 men, 37 women) on private sector and enterprise development were also trained. Altogether, a total of 407 government specialists, administrators and entrepreneurs and local stakeholders composed of men (17%) and women (83%) were trained.