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Ukraine: DRC / DDG Legal Alert: Issue 41 - June 2019 [EN/RU/UK]

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1. Cabinet Introduces Special Regulation On IDP Temporary Housing

Background: In January 2018, the Cabinet added IDPs to the list of social groups eligible for the temporary housing programme under Cabinet Resolution No. 422 of 2004.1 The programme was originally designed to provide temporary housing to the refugees and citizens of Ukraine who lost their housing under mortgage agreements.2 The 2018 Cabinet initiative was limited in nature as it neither established internally displaced persons (IDPs) as a priority group nor provided separate funding for IDPs.
Recent Development: On 26 June 2019, the Cabinet issued Resolution No. 582, adopting procedures on the provision of temporary housing to IDPs. Under these procedures, the separate temporary housing stocks available exclusively for the purposes of IDP temporary housing are to be formed. The mechanism also introduces a priority scoring system to reach out to the most vulnerable applicants first.