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Less than 72 hours after the Government of Ukraine regained control of Kherson, IOM participated in a UN humanitarian convoy delivering aid to thousands of people there. Photo: IOM Ukraine 


 1,843,284 Humanitarian services delivered since 24 February 2022

 50 Network of IOM implementing partners 

 80% of the IOM Ukraine Appeal of USD 377 million is funded


 IOM provided 4,538 core relief items to communities in Lviv, Rivne, Kyiv, Kirovohrad, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kherson regions. In an inter-agency convoy to reach the newly accessible areas of Kherson, alongside UN partners, IOM delivered 700 core relief items to populations which have not been reached with humanitarian aid since the escalation of the war in February.  

  IOM published the needs assessment of collective centres in Kyiv Region, evaluating the situation in 31 sites hosting 2,561 IDPs, with total hosting capacity of 6,023 people. Main needs highlighted are core relief items such as mattresses, blankets, generators, ovens, refrigerators, and food. Additionally, IOM reached 179 IDPs in Ivano-Frankivsk Region with the distribution of beds, partitioning screens, cupboards, laundry detergents, fridges, and cooking stoves. In Lviv, partitioning screens to provide privacy in collective centres were delivered to two sites alongside laundry detergent reaching 540 IDPs.  

  IOM supported the humanitarian shelter operation in newly accessible areas of Kherson, sending emergency shelter materials to families affected by heavy fighting to conduct essential repairs. IOM continued to ramp up its repairs of collective centres, with works ongoing in 48 centres in eastern, central and western regions. Simultaneously, IOM's implementing partner continued to distribute emergency shelter kits in Kharkiv Region.    

 Through engagement with the Ministry of Health and implementing partners, IOM provided 1,265 outpatient medical consultations and 426 psychological consultations, while 286 patients with complicated medical conditions were referred to hospitals for further treatment. Also, surgical mentoring and on-the-job trainings were provided to 19 surgeons at Dnipro Hospital and Lviv Emergency Hospital. In addition, 43 physiotherapists were trained in Lviv, 152 police paramedics and health authorities from Dnipro, Donetsk, and Kharkiv received training on trauma first aid, bringing the total number of medical practitioners trained from various regions to 4,742. 

  IOM continuously reaches into newly accessible areas to register and support war-affected populations with Cash-Based Interventions (CBI), including in Kherson, Donetsk, and Kharkiv regions. This week, 800 new beneficiaries were reached, bringing the total number of IOM’s CBI coverage to 125,299 people. IOM also completed a training of enumerators in Zaporizhzhia Region, and the registration of beneficiaries will start this week. Pilot plan for cash distribution in collective centres will start in Dnipropetrovsk Region this week as well. 

  IOM’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Hotline provided 203 consultations, including initial consultations and psychological first aid sessions, sessions within the framework of short and medium-term psychological counselling and psychotherapy, and psychiatric consultations. The Ministry of Health highlighted the importance of IOM’s Manual on Community-Based MHPSS in Emergencies and Displacement, developed to provide assistance in the field of mental health.  

 IOM conducted protection mainstreaming trainings and case management workshops for teams performing in Kyiv, Dnipro, Odesa and Ivano-Frankivsk, aiming to integrate protection guidelines into all IOM programming sectors — shelter, distribution of non-food items, camp coordination and camp management, and others. Since the escalation of the war in February, IOM has provided general and specialized protection assistance to over 24,300 IDPs and war-affected people including survivors of trafficking and victims of exploitation.

  IOM reached more than 800,000 individuals with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services, namely in Kharkiv Region through the provision of equipment for water supply to Vodokanal, and the distribution of essential hygiene items in Dnipropetrovsk and Lviv regions. Moreover, 19 assessments were held all over Ukraine to assess WASH needs. Coordination meetings were organized to strengthen support for the communities in need as well as field visits of activities implemented in southern parts of the country.  

  A conflict sensitivity expert, working with IOM's Transition and Recovery programme, has conducted interviews with thematic leads at IOM Ukraine to mitigate the risk of unintentionally causing harm and contributing to conflict. Additionally, IOM received a contribution from the UN Team of Experts on Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict to support the Government in designing and drafting a comprehensive legal and policy framework for providing reparations to victims of human rights violations.     

   IOM’s Data Tracking Matrix (DTM) published the Ukraine Returns Report. Its key findings relate to the total estimates, geographic distribution, and demographic profile of the returnee population. The report also sheds light on the conditions of return, including data and analysis on the socio-economic situation in returnee households, level of residential destruction, and other factors facilitating or serving as a barrier to return as a durable solution.


Recent attacks and shelling of civilian and energy infrastructure facilities across Ukraine disabled over a third of the country’s power stations, cutting electricity in hundreds of cities and villages and leaving millions of Ukrainians in darkness with no water. The ordeal of living in the cold and darkness is even more difficult for the internally displaced people currently residing in collective centres.

Denys and Anastasia fled from Zaporizhzhia to Drohobych in Lviv Region with three minor children in March. They rely on electricity to cook and heat water, and therefore taking care of the children becomes a new challenge during scheduled or emergency power outages.

IOM recently handed over new mattresses, boxes for storage, bedding and kitchen sets to the IDP centre where they live. The water storage tanks were also provided to the centre, enabling the site residents to better cope with disruptions of the water supply. “We are very pleased to receive the bedding kits since we need to wash bed linen often for minor children,” Denys said. 

Despite all the difficulties, Denys and Anastasia manage their time to take care of children and do volunteering work in the centre, helping in distribution of humanitarian aid or organizing film screening events and️ art therapy classes for other internally displaced people. 


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