IOM supports a displaced toymaker to stay in business with funding from the European Union.
As of mid-June, IOM has assisted over 50,000 vulnerable internally displaced persons in 17 regions of Ukraine. These people were provided with medicine, hygiene items, clothes and shoes, household items, legal counselling and psychological support, as well as livelihood support.
On 29 May, the public event “Childhood without Exploitation and Violence” took place in Odesa on the occasion of the International Day for Protection of Children. The event was aimed to draw attention to the social issues of human trafficking and forced children mendicancy, as well as raise public awareness about children rights protection.
Olena, a chef from Luhansk, cooks 50 liters of borshch and 300 pancakes for lunch for 150 displaced persons currently staying at an IOM-supported collective centre in a village called Mayaki, or the Beacons, near Odesa.