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Ukraine: The World’s Unnoticed Humanitarian Crisis
26 November, 2014
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Ukraine’s challenge with the constantly rising number of internally displaced people, explained.

Ukrainian IDPs in Donetsk in August. They are waiting in front of a hostel run by pro-Russian rebels. (BULENT KILIC / AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

What You Need To Know:

✓Over one million Ukrainians have been displaced during the course of the conflict in the country;

✓Recent Ukrainian government estimates place the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Ukraine at over 400,000, but the actual number is likely much higher;

✓ Ukrainian NGO’s such as Crimea SOS and Vostok SOS have assisted in the re-settlement of IDPs

✓ IDPs in Ukraine are facing serious problems in regards to housing, education, receiving social payments, discrimination, and political isolation;

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Ukraine: The World’s Unnoticed Humanitarian Crisis

by Chris Dunnett, Hromadske International

produced by Maxim EristaviRandy R. Potts