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Providing Humanitarian Help and Social Protection for Internally Displaced People and Local Community Members in Eastern Ukraine (Donetsk Oblast)

2017 marked the fourth year of conflict in eastern Ukraine. Humanitarian situation in the country remains unstable. The ongoing hostilities affect the lives and health of 4.4 million people, leaving 3.8 million in need of humanitarian assistance. 1.2 million most vulnerable people live in territories under control of the Ukrainian government. The group that is most at risk are internally displaced persons. Nearly 1 million such persons live in territories under the control of the Ukrainian government, around 300 thousand of whom need humanitarian protection and assistance. Local communities whose members also suffered from the conflict, are in a similar situation. Most acute needs have been identified in the locations situated in the so-called buffer zone, lying along the ‘contact line’ (Donetsk Oblast), and in the neighbouring oblasts (Zaporozhe Oblast) where most of the internally displaced persons took refuge.

Providing Humanitarian Help and Social Protection for Internally Displaced People and Local Community Members in Eastern Ukraine (Donetsk Oblast)

The aim of the project is to provide aid to cover the basic financial and material needs and to provide welfare assistance to families affected by the conflict in Ukraine, specifically to persons who have been resettled to the Zaporoski and Donetsk Regions.

The project provides for the distribution of subsidies to purchase the most needed food and medical products and hygienic items as well as offers assistance in accessing psychological and legal help and vocational counselling in three Information and Integration Centres (Zaporozhe, Bakhmut, and Avdiivka). The project will provide for a pre-school centre and a therapy day centre for children and young people to enable internally displaced persons and the inhabitants of the Donetsk and Zaporozhe Districts affected by the conflict to become more resilient and professionally active.

Under the project, the Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) will provide regular aid to the most vulnerable 600 persons who are members of incomplete families or families with many children, a minimum 30% of whom are members of the local population from Zaporozhe, Bakhmut, and Avdiivka.