Homeward: Express Mapping of the Needs and Expectations of Internally Displaced Persons in Lviv Oblast
The Resource and Analysis Center “Society and Environment” has prepared a policy brief, which contains the results of a study of the needs and plans of internally displaced persons in Lviv oblast. The document presents a general description of the profile of IDPs in the Lviv region; it describes the main needs of IDPs, in particular, the provision of housing, humanitarian and financial support, the satisfaction of special needs, professional life, business and social activity of IDPs, as well as planning for the future. It also presents the recommendations for target audiences.
Lviv oblast is one of the key Ukrainian regions that sheltered internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing their homes because of Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. As of June 3, 2022, 242,000 IDPs were officially registered in the region, including 75,000 children, 110,000 working-age persons, over 30,000 pensioners, and 8,000 persons with disabilities. However, the number of IDPs living in the Lviv region is much higher. As of May 2022, the regional government estimated a total number of 500,000 IDPs.