Assessment of needs and expectations for the future of internally displaced persons and refugees
The Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation presented the report “Assessment of needs and expectations for the future of internally displaced persons and refugees”.
Since the beginning of the Russian full-scale invasion, according to various estimates, more than 8 million Ukrainians have changed their place of residence inside Ukraine.
This scale of resettlement forms a great humanitarian challenge for Ukraine, which needs to be tackled simultaneously with security and military threats and against the background of aggravating economic difficulties.
Therefore, an analysis of the key needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) is needed to prevent profound social crises, reduce the outflow of people abroad, and direct their energies toward economic recovery.
The study included 12 focus group discussions with internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 5 regions
of the west of Ukraine (2 IDPs in Lviv and 2 IDPs in Lviv Oblast, 2 IDPs each in Ivano-Frankivsk,
Chernivtsi, Zakarpattia, and Ternopil oblasts) and 20 in-depth semistructured interviews with
volunteers and activists.