Ukraine: The World’s Unnoticed Humanitarian Crisis
26 November, 2014

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