Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk made a working visit to Poltava region

Опубліковано 24 July 2023 року, о 11:42

Together with the Ministry of Reintegration team, she inaugurated a modular city built by the Regional Military Administration and international organizations, talked to IDPs, and inspected their living conditions.

The Vice Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the Coordination Center for Civil Assistance under the Poltava Regional Military Administration. Participants heard about the region’s care and integration of internally displaced persons.

It should be noted that the vast majority of IDPs moved to Poltava region from Kharkiv, Donetsk, Luhansk, and Sumy regions. This is due to the proximity of the geographic location.

There are several projects for IDPs in the region, as well as for other residents. A comprehensive, targeted program of assistance to internally displaced persons for 2023-2024 has also been introduced. The Regional Humanitarian Headquarters was reformed this year to improve this work. The Poltava Regional Center for Social Services now performs some of its functions. The distribution of humanitarian aid involves a network of social service providers.

The working visit also included a roundtable discussion on the development of veterans’ policies in the region. Iryna Vereshchuk emphasized a comprehensive approach to this issue. The recovery of women defenders is carried out through social and psychological support, health services, etc.

The visit ended with a meeting with local community representatives. The necessity of facilitating the integration of IDPs was discussed by establishing Councils for Internally Displaced Persons.

“The challenges we face this year are no less than last year’s. But we must remain focused and efficient. We see the importance of coordinating the actions of local authorities and the government. We hear you, we listen to you, and we are ready to work together to provide our people with everything they need. It’s a big job, but we can do it,” concludes Iryna Vereshchuk.