Brief Overview of Support Programmes for IDPs and Inclusion of IDP Issues to The Regional Development Plans[1]

Prepared by Tetyana Durnyeva, Executive Director, NGO “GROUP of INFLUENCE”

Under support of the Council of Europe Project “International Displacement in Ukraine: Building Solutions” within the framework of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2021

On 15 November 2017, by Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 909-p, the Strategy for the Integration of Internally Displaced Persons and the Introduction of Long-term Solutions to Internal Displacement until 2020 (hereinafter referred to as “the Strategy”) was approved.

For some territorial communities, internally displaced persons have become an additional resource, especially for those where institutions and enterprises have been transferred to from temporarily occupied territories. At the same time, many territorial communities with a large number of IDPs have faced additional load on a limited local infrastructure, the Strategy reads.

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[1] The opinions expressed in this background paper are the responsibility of the author and do not all necessarily reflect the official policy of the Council of Europe.