IOM with the financial support of the Government of Federal Republic of Germany acting through KfW Development Bank, opens enrollment for a new project improving self-reliance and livelihoods opportunities for displaced and conflict-affected population.
The Ukrainian singer and winner of Eurovision 2016, Jamala, became a counter-trafficking Goodwill Ambassador for the IOM Mission in Ukraine. Jamala supports IOM's extensive work aimed at countering and preventing modern slavery by appearing in a public service campaign, Danger Might be Invisible at First.
As of May 2017, IOM has assisted over 188,000 vulnerable internally displaced persons and conflict-affected people in 24 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.
The Ukrainian State Border Guard Service has started recruiting some 800 staff to serve at the two major entry points to Ukraine under a new IOM-supported initiative.