Uncertainty lingers for displaced Ukrainians as the conflict enters fourth year

GENEVA / KYIV, 11 August 2017 (UNHCR). As the conflict enters its fourth year, nearly 1.6 million internally displaced Ukrainians struggle to find safety, adequate housing and access to employment.

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Bureaucratic obstacles, access for housing and employment – common issues both for refugees and IDPs in Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine, 08 August 2017 (UNHCR). The UN Refugee Agency has presented a Report on Needs Assessment of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and IDPs in Ukraine. Participatory Assessment is based on findings of almost 200 focus groups conducted in the cities with the largest population of IDPs and refugees.

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Disabled IDPs benefit from UNHCR project on business development

When the conflict started, Ruslan Riga and his wife Anna had to flee the hometown of Lysychansk in Luhansk region and start their life from the very beginning in the city of Bila Tserkva in Kyiv region. In Lysychansk spouses had their own business of production and selling cutters for metal and wood surfaces. Although the family was lucky enough to be able to relocate all the equipment, their database of clients was completely lost.

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Mural opening in Mariupol: renowned Japanese artist shows support of peace in Ukraine

MARIUPOL, Ukraine, 29 July 2017 (UNHCR). The UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR) together with Embassy of Japan in Ukraine have opened the “Mitten” mural by Japanese artists Kensuke Miyazaki. The mural was created on the wall of a local school #68 in Mariupol. More than 50 children from conflict torn areas together with local youngsters were drawing the mural for two weeks.

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Thousands in eastern Ukraine lose access to pensions

Retired and elderly people in the non-government-controlled Donbas region have lost their pensions as a result of registration requirements.

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