On February 24, 2022, the world of every Ukrainian turned upside down. As a result of the destructive and terrorist actions of the occupying Russian army, millions of Ukrainians were forced to leave their hometown and move to safer settlements in our country.
Now in Ukraine the status of 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.
However, despite the unity of the entire Ukrainian people, the problem of internally displaced persons remains one of the most urgent in Ukraine. 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)
These and other needs need to be met in a short period of time, but it is very difficult to find important information in such a stressful and difficult moment in one place. There is no platform where it would be possible to find answers to all these questions in the shortest possible time, and even more so to meet the special needs of representatives of the indigenous peoples of Ukraine and national minorities.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the CTRC has received thousands of requests that continue to be received today from IDPs asking for help and advice. For its part, the CTRC tries to do everything it can to help everyone.
Friends, what problems did you face when you moved to a new city? How do you think these issues can be resolved? Share your experience and thoughts with us!