As of late November, IOM has assisted over 70,000 vulnerable internally displaced persons and conflict-affected people in 21 regions of Ukraine. They were provided with cash assistance, medicine, hygiene items, clothes and shoes, household items, legal counselling and psychological support, as well as livelihood support.
Kate used to earn money by singing. A year before the war started she got a job with a local art centre and also sang at corporate parties and in restaurants. Now everything is gone: the art centre is no longer open, standing with a broken roof and Kate’s employment record book inside it.
For Liviza, the owner of a café supported by IOM's micro-enterprise development project for internally displaced persons, it is more than just a business.
One-third of the operators of IOM-supported IDP advice hotline are displaced themselves.
On the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, IOM released new data about the threats of irregular migration and human trafficking in Ukraine.