This is what Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk announced during a live broadcast at a single news telethon.
She explained that in most regions that have received internally displaced persons, the same trend is clearly observed. IDPs who already have a job are trying to move out from places of compact residence to individual rented housing, and integrate better into local communities.
“In the Rivne region, which my team and I have recently visited, I heard a very correct saying, in my opinion: “Busy hands will never drop”. This is said by people who sincerely want to integrate. They realize that no one else can make their lives better than they can. So they are looking for work and achieving their goals,” the official said.
According to her, this will not happen without the sincere desire of the people themselves. And if there is a desire, the government is always ready to help. The Deputy Prime Minister advised IDPs to use the opportunities of the government’s eRobota project more boldly, to apply to employment centers, and not to be afraid of retraining.
“For example, there are thousands of people of working age in the Rivne region. Only a small proportion of them have found employment through employment centers. What does this mean? Probably the availability of opportunities and lack of communication. IDPs need to be offered not only job options, but also the opportunity to undergo retraining,” summarized Iryna Vereshchuk.