Taking Care about IDPs: CTRC presents a bot to help with the integration of IDPs

April 28, 2023

On Tuesday, May 2 at 12:00, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center at the IA Ukrinform will present the Taking Care about IDPs chat bot, which has incorporated all the necessary information for internally displaced persons, in particular, from among indigenous peoples and national minorities Ukraine. This assistant will provide all the necessary links, legal assistance, contacts, addresses of cultural centers, CPASs, and more.

We remind you that now in Ukraine the status of an internally displaced person (IDP) has already been officially received by more than 5 million citizens, and this process is still ongoing. But, unfortunately, their number is increasing daily, as hostilities continue and thousands of Ukrainians are evacuated from the occupied territories, which are under the control of the Russian Federation, every day.

Every person who has been forced to leave their home and moved to an unfamiliar place faces incredible stress, as well as a number of problems, including maintaining their identity in a new area. Among the IDPs there are the following questions:

How to get IDP status?

– Where can I find housing?

– How to find places of worship?

– How to get a new job?

– How to get humanitarian aid?

– How to find stores with special needs? (halal, kosher, vegetarian)

The CTRC team found a way to help people who found themselves in a new settlement and meet the basic needs of everyone as much as possible, and in addition, help preserve their identity for representatives of the indigenous peoples of Ukraine and national minorities. All IDPs will benefit from Taking Care about IDPs – a chat that takes care of IDPs.

About this bot and about the problems of IDPs, in particular, from among indigenous peoples and national minorities, they will tell:

Eskender Bariiev – Head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, member of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people;

Tetiana Podvorniak – Communications Manager of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center;

Viktor Yelenskyy – Chairman of SEFC;

Refat Chubarov – Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.

Address: Kyiv, st. Bohdana Khmelnytskoho, 8/16, news agency Ukrinform.

The broadcast of the event will also be available on the Facebook page of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center – https://www.facebook.com/ctrcenter

Media Accreditation: ctrc@ctrcenter.org

This project is being implemented by the  Crimean Tatar Resource Center as part of its project implemented under the USAID/ENGAGE activity, which is funded
by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Pact. The
contents of this project are the sole responsibility of Pact and its implementing partners and do not
necessary reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.