Guide for Communities on IDPs Integration

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Guide for Communities on IDPs Integration (in Ukrainian)

The Russian full-scale invasion has had dire consequences for Ukraine. According to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, about 4.9 million Ukrainians have become internally displaced persons. We support communities hosting IDPs and offer a free guide on integration of new residents into communities.

This Guide is intended to help local authorities better understand the challenges and opportunities that come with changes in community composition. It suggests methods and tools to identify needs of various groups, to operate different data sources in order to collect, verify and analyze information.

 The guide also talks about the need to create sustainable IDP support programs; local authority communication  with new residents; and, building successful partnerships between communities to support and integrate IDPs.

 The publication will prove useful for both IDP host communities and their original communities that are already taking care of refugee return to liberated cities and villages; local military and civil administrations; nongovernmental organizations, including relocated ones; and everyone who cares about integration of internally displaced persons in Ukraine and community restoration and development.

 The Guide on Integration of Internally Displaced Persons in Local Communities was created under the Stiykist’ Program, which is implemented by East Europe Foundation within a consortium of nongovernmental organizations led by ERIM (Equal Rights and Independent Media, France) in partnership with Human Rights House Foundation, Human Rights House Tbilisi, the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, and funded by the European Union. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of the team of authors: Iryna Kuropas, Lyubov Ropalo, Anatoliy Tkachuk, and does not necessarily reflect the position of the European Union, East Europe Foundation and the consortium partner organizations. The Guide is distributed free of charge.