LHSI invites you to read the full text of the “Research of the needs of internally displaced persons in Ukraine”.

According to the information from the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine by the February 2015 there were officially registered more than 1 000 000 internally displaced people in Ukraine. This information was confirmed and verified by the UNHCR IDPs, local authorities and NGOs. According to the massive internal migration, IDPs appeared to have more new needs. Unfortunately, nobody researched those needs before.

Labor and Health Social Initiatives (LHSI) conducted the survey over December 2014-January 2015 that aimed to analyze the primary and secondary needs of internally displaced persons in Ukraine, who had to leave their place of permanent residence as a result of the antiterrorist operation (ATO) in Donetsk and Lugansk regions and the annexation of Crimea. The survey also enquired about the quality of governmental and non-governmental social services for IDPs, as well as their level of satisfaction with these services.


The research was assisted by partner agencies and organizations, including the “Centers of Social Services for Family, Children and Youth” of Kyiv city, Poltava, Zaporizhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Lugansk, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv oblasts as well as NGOs and volunteers working with IPDs. The research involved 471 IDPs from these regions of Ukraine.


The results of this research are already published in Ukrainian and English languages on the official web-site of LHSI. The results can be used by the governmental and non-governmental organizations, foundations and voluntary associations in the scientific and practical purposes with the obliged proper references.


For contacts: Ilona Yeleneva, Director, Labor and Health Social Initiatives, ilona(at)lhsi.org.ua

Stanislava Trukhan, Program Assistant, Labor and Health Social Initiatives office(at)lhsi.org.ua


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