The UN refugee agency and NGO “Station Kharkiv” have expanded a project aimed to provide assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in Kharkiv and its region, Interfax-Ukraine (RU) reported.
The project will last 12 months with more than a five-million-hryvnia budget.
“One of the indicators that our last year’s experience was positive is the fact this year our budget was doubled. In 2015, the project helped 36,000 people in the Kharkiv region.
“This year, our task is to help at least 50,000 people,” head of the field office of the United Nations Agency for Refugees in Kharkiv, Aslak Sulumsmuen, said.
He noted the project provides not only an increase in the number of beneficiaries, but also a number of new directions.
“The aid is provided by our five centers and mobile teams working in the region. The main objective is the provision of information, legal, psychological and social assistance, including advice on job search and training for re-qualification,” Sulumsmuen added.
According to him, another focus is assistance to Roma communities living in the region, and prevention of stateless persons, as well as information campaigns against gender violence.