Сrimean Tatar family, displaced to Vinnytsia, was supported by IOM with an oven, a fridge and a business training and now cooks traditional dishes for sale
LIVELIHOOD SUPPORT TO CONFLICT-AFFECTED PEOPLE
IOM continues its efforts to foster income opportunities for IDPs and host communities’ members. In January 2017, the training sessions on self-employment, micro-business and professional orientation for internally displaced persons and conflict-affected population have started as part of a new IOM project, funded by the UK Department for International Development. The project covers 24 regions of Ukraine and will provide training opportunities for over 2,300 people. Out of them, approximately 65% will receive grants ranging between GBP 350 – 1,700, in accordance with their specific needs and established criteria.
Similarly, within another livelihoods project funded by the EU, IOM is planning to train additional 1,850 people, and out of them, 950 participants are expected to receive grants for vocational education or equipment up to EUR 2,150 later this year.
From 2014 till 2016, IOM has already provided self-employment and business training for some 5,500 IDPs and conflict affected people, of whom, over 3,300 people received grants for vocational training, self-employment or micro-business.
INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREAS OF DISPLACEMENT AND RETURN AREAS
IOM has implemented a number of activities that involve both IDPs and the local population to develop projects to improve social infrastructure such as the expansion of schools and kindergartens or playgrounds; improvement of primary health care facilities and health posts; development and improvement of infrastructure, culture and recreation facilities; or other similar initiatives that could potentially lead to the improvement of quality of life in the area.
Currently, 20 communities in Donetsk and Luhansk regions are benefitting from the Donbas community stabilization project, funded by the Government of Japan and implemented by IOM.
IOM's assistance to internally displaced persons in Ukraine photo gallery