On July 29, a manual on assessing the needs of internally displaced persons at local level was presented in Kyiv. This tool has been developed by Kharkiv Institute for Social Research in the framework of the grant provided by the Council of Europe project “Internal Displacement in Ukraine: Building Solutions”.
Making use of the tool, local authorities would be able to carefully plan the measures to improve the situation of IDPs in their communities. The tool would help to promptly respond to the issues occur to update strategic programmes and budgets along with the rational for extra-budgetary resources.
The tool would also allow to have data that is unified for all entities providing assistance to IDPs and thus, to improve the quality of services.
The proposed tool was tested during the survey on the needs of IDPs in Izium amalgamated community of Kharkiv region. 800 people interviewed and recommendations were developed to address the issues they face in the field of housing, health care, access to legal services.
The manual on assessing the needs of internally displaced persons at local level along with toolkit on referral pathways for IDPs will be soon distributed among host communities.
All the materials will be published on the website of Kharkiv Institute for Social Research and on the page of the grantees of the Council of Europe project “Internal Displacement in Ukraine: Building Solutions”.