IDP Council of the Zhytomyr Regional Military Administration reports on its work

Опубліковано 6 June 2024 року, о 12:19

Right now, the Council for Internally Displaced Persons at the Zhytomyr Regional Military Administration has 24 members, 11 of whom are IDPs.

This was reported during a meeting of the Coordination Headquarters for Ensuring the Realization of the Rights and Freedoms of Internally Displaced Persons, chaired by Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk.

Since its establishment in August 2023, the IDP Council has held three regular meetings and four special meetings. The Council has discussed the needs of internally displaced persons.

The Council has developed a plan of its own, which includes the following tasks:

– To represent the interests of IDPs in local self-government bodies and to implement regional policy in the field of ensuring and protecting the rights and interests of IDPs;

– To help local communities get involved in helping IDPs settle in and feel at home;

– Help create a safe living space in new places of residence.

Usually, people who have been forced to leave their homes apply to the authorities to find somewhere to live, get help with their basic needs, and get legal advice.

The project “Supporting the Capacity of the Social Protection System to Register Internally Displaced Persons” includes seminars for internally displaced persons on “Labor Relations under Martial Law.”

A new social support program for IDPs has been approved for the region for 2024. The idea behind the program is to:

– Making sure that the rights and needs of IDPs are met and that they can live their lives to the fullest.

– Improving living conditions.

– Creating financial, organizational, legal, and technical tools to ensure people have a great social life and see improvements in their lives in general.

The Council on IDPs, in partnership with the NGO Volunteer Headquarters of Zhytomyr, conducted an assessment of the needs of internally displaced persons in the Zhytomyr region.

The surveys with QR codes were given out in social protection departments, shopping centers, and schools in the region. 1209 IDPs took part in the survey.