22 - 28 November 2022
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IOM's mobile teams are rehabilitating damaged houses in hard-hit Fedorivka village, Kyiv Region, installing new windows, doors, repairing roofs to ensure that vulnerable local populations will be warm during winter. Photo: IOM Ukraine


 1,962,441 Humanitarian services delivered since 24 February 2022

 50 Network of IOM implementing partners 

 83% of the IOM Ukraine Appeal of USD 377 million is funded


 IOM provided 6,447 core relief items to in-need populations in Lviv, Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, and Poltava regions. IOM also reached newly accessible populations with significant needs via convoy to Kherson. This convoy included 1,800 solar lamps, 320 blankets, 320 winterization kits and 216 jerrycans, representing some of the first humanitarian support to reach the area since the beginning of the war in February.

  IOM conducted a training of trainers on Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) in Ivano-Frankivsk Region for 29 people, including site managers, implementing partners and IOM staff. The training aimed to enhance site management capacities, helping site managers to identify population needs in displacement sites, and to take actions to improve IDPs access to assistance and protection.    

  IOM continued its humanitarian shelter operations in Collective Centres across the country this week, carrying out 21 assessments, ongoing repairs in 46 centres, and concluding repair work in eight centres in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Poltava regions. The identified needs, which IOM aims to address through its mobile teams and contractors, include roof repairs, replacement of lighting and electrical sockets, concrete floor installation, ceiling paint, ventilation systems, replacement windows and doors, toilets and showers repairs, as well as work on the sewage system.  

 Through implementing partners, IOM provided primary health-care consultations to 3,135 people, while 394 patients with complicated medical conditions were referred to specialist care services for further treatment. Additionally, 882 patients received specialized consultations including from cardiologists, endocrinologists, and gynecologists through clinical laboratory testing, gynecological services and ultrasound scan. Surgical mentoring and on-the-job trainings were provided to 83 doctors, nurses, and therapists at Lviv Emergency Hospital. This week, 78 Interagency Emergency Health (IEH) kits, consisting of medical equipment, renewables, and medicines, were distributed in Poltava and Kirovohrad regions. 

  IOM launched its new registration tool for the protection counterparts to start registration of beneficiaries to receive cash-based interventions (CBI) next week. Registration for multi-purpose cash assistance continued in Kharkiv, Sumy, and Zaporizhzhia regions while implementing partners also planned expansion to Kherson Region. Since the beginning of the war, IOM has reached 141,953 people with multi-purpose cash assistance.   

 IOM’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Hotline provided 191 consultations this week including initial consultations and psychological first aid sessions, consultations within the framework of short and medium-term psychological counseling and psychotherapy, and psychiatric consultations. Additionally, IOM offered English classes, movie therapy sessions and art-based activities, as well as therapeutic group programmes to IDPs and host communities in Lviv Region.    

 Since the start of the war, IOM Ukraine has provided general protection assistance to 24,469 persons (IDPs and conflict-affected populations) and specialized protection assistance to 542 persons (139 trafficking survivors, 103 victims of exploitation and 300 people at high risk of being trafficked or exploited). 118 persons received comprehensive assistance at the IOM Medical Rehabilitation Centre in Kyiv.

  IOM continued its cooperation with local water utilities (vodokanals)  to procure critical equipment for wastewater management and heating systems, including the consumables and reagents required to safely treat water in Khmelnytskyi, Vinnytsia, Chernivtsi, Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zhytomyr regions. IOM has reached 700 individuals with hygiene items in Dnipropetrovsk Region, and continues to assess IDPs access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in collective centres and other facilities hosting internally displaced people.   

  IOM’s Transition & Recovery programme supported the Government of Ukraine through a three-day Reparations Workshop, held jointly with the UN Team of Experts on Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict. The recommendations and draft reparations framework will be finalized with the Government of Ukraine in the coming weeks, followed by a high-level validation workshop in January 2023.     

   Despite widespread power outages across Ukraine, IOM’s Data Tracking Matrix (DTM) continued to collect data for Round 11 of the nationwide General Population Survey, due for publication in mid-December. Data collection for the monthly Solid Fuel Assessment also continued alongside collection of the Area Baseline Assessment, which aggregates official records of registered IDPs across the country. 


A warm home for her family was everything Oksana was dreaming about for several months. A flat in a five-storey building in Ivankiv, Kyiv Region, is where three generations of the family live together – senior grandparents, Oksana with her brother, and her three children. 

During the Russian occupation of Ivankiv they lived in the basement with 40 other people, including a mother with a 4-day-old newborn baby. In the basement, people united in front of common grief, supported each other and shared their scarce supplies. Instead of bread, they made cakes from animal food on fires outside and warmed themselves only with hopes that someday the war would end. The most challenging was to take care of the eldest Oksana’s son, Mykola, who suffers from epilepsy and needs regular medication and medical support.  One shelling – and the family’s flat became unsuitable for living. The balcony burned down; the windows were shattered. “We boarded up all the holes, using plywood, but it was still too cold,” Oksana recalls. 

As Ivankiv was recaptured on 1 April, Oksana began to rehabilitate her flat, hoping that this winter her family will be warm after what they went through. Much-needed help came unexpectedly for Oksana in autumn. 

IOM mobile teams rehabilitated the family’s balcony and installed new windows. They also put new entrance doors and helped to rehabilitate the roof of the house.  “As long as there is gas, we will stay warm,” says Oksana.   
As snow flurries and freezing temperatures set in
, IOM teams are working around the clock to rehabilitate damaged houses. 


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