More than 20,000 non-food items have been added to IOM’s pipeline in the past week, bringing the total to more than 710,000 NFIs that have been distributed across 24 oblasts or are expected to arrive soon.
Repair works for Shelter and WASH have been completed in 14 collective centres in Uzhhorod, hosting 1,106 IDPs, while 10 more are ongoing/tendered. Technical assessments are under development in collective centres across Western Ukraine, and 27 more centres in Dnipropetrovsk and Poltava have been identified for different levels of repairs and NFIs distribution. NFIs (kitchen sets, metal cots, bedding kits, mattresses and solar lamps) have been distributed in Lviv in the past week.
IOM is in coordination with the regional authorities in Dnipropetrovsk and Ivano-Frankivsk regarding the identification of buildings suitable for longer-term use as collective centres. IOM is also in exchange with other partners working in different collective centres across several oblasts. Lastly, the Minimum Standards for Camp Management document has been translated to Ukrainian.
IOM continues the assessment of IDP sites and collective centres in Zakarpattia, Vinnytsia, and Chernivtsi regions for light WASH repairs and small interventions. 80 washing and drying machines were distributed in Khmelnytskyi Region, supporting more dignified living conditions for over 8,000 people.
IOM’s mobile clinics in Lviv Region visited 12 different sites in the past week, reaching close to 1,700 people with direct medical attention or psychological consultations and as such bringing the total to 9,245 beneficiaries across 111 locations. Acute respiratory infections, diabetes and PTSD were the most frequent conditions.
Essential primary health services are provided in Poltava, Dnipro and Sumy, and IOM is in discussions with regional authorities to establish needs as well as with IPs to further scale up activities in various oblasts.
IOM’s MHPSS Emotional Support Hotline, operational since September 2020, has provided more than 3,000 consultations since 24 February. In the past week, Arabic could be added as one of the available languages, in addition to Ukrainian, Russian and English. This allows IOM to better support third country nationals affected by the war.
IOM’s general and specialized protection assistance has benefitted close to 400 people in the past week, bringing the total to 13,400. People also continue to be assisted in IOM’s Medical Rehabilitation Centre in Kyiv. 64,170 consultations – over 4,000 of which in the last week alone – have been provided through IOM’s information hotline. As part of a strategic planning session with counter-trafficking stakeholders, organized by the Ministry of Social Policy, IOM shared its experience and provided recommendations to the State Target Social Program on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings.