Germany to provide EUR 1 mln for IDPs living in nine regions of Ukraine under IOM project
The German government will provide EUR 1 million to support the "Comprehensive Stabilization Support to IDPs (internally displaced persons) and the Affected Population in Ukraine" project.
The media and public relations department of the German Embassy to Ukraine reported on Wednesday that the goal of the project is to provide cash transfers via state-run Ukreximbank to IDPs from eastern Ukraine to support comfortable living conditions for them. A total of 6,500 persons in nine regions of Ukraine will receive this aid by the end of this year – Vinnytsia, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr, Poltava, Sumy, Chernihiv, Odesa, Mykolaiv and Kherson regions.
As reported, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the support of donors is expanding its financial assistance program for the most vulnerable IDPs in Ukraine.
"In July, IOM launched the second round of multipurpose cash transfer support to IDPs in the Kharkiv Region thanks to an additional EUR 1 million provided by the European Union through its Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) and EUR 400,000 in co-funding from the Government of Norway," the organization's office in Ukraine reported.
The EU, Norway and IOM aim to support a total of 9,500 people with this assistance.
With an additional EUR 1 million provided by Germany, IOM will be able to support another 6,500 vulnerable IDPs currently residing in nine regions of Ukraine: Vinnytsia, Poltava, Sumy, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Cherkasy, Chernihiv and Zhytomyr regions.