The number of conflict-affected people in Ukraine remains as high as 5.2 million, according to the Humanitarian Country Team estimates. About 1.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) are registered across the country by the Ministry of Social Policy as of March.
In addition to the provision of humanitarian, livelihood and social cohesion assistance to conflict-affected people in Ukraine, IOM, UN Migration, has been assessing the needs of displaced women, men and children with the help of its global tool, the Displacement Tracking Matrix. The latest round of IOMs survey has been conducted with funding from the European Union and the United States Department of State for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM). Results have been presented in capital Kyiv in cooperation with the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs and the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.
IOM observes that most displaced people, or 69 per cent, have been staying at their current place of residence for over three years. The share of those who declare their intention not to return to their previous homes even after the end of the conflict has grown from 29 per cent in March 2017 to 34 per cent in December 2018.
IOM has been conducting surveys on the situation of IDPs in Ukraine on a regular basis since March 2016. In the latest, 12th round, conducted in October-December 2018, a total of 2,403 respondents were interviewed face-to-face, and 4,044 by telephone.
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