This was announced by the International Organization for Migration in a bimonthly report (September-October) on assistance to conflict-affected people in Ukraine, Censor.NET reports.
According to IOM data, 29 percent of surveyed IDPs have to cut down expenses even for food, 42 percent of IDPs are able to buy only food, 27 percent satisfy only essential needs, and only 1 percent of the surveyed IDPs have savings.
Infographics by IOM. Image clickable.
27 percent of IDPs surveyed by IOM reveal that they have had their social payments suspended.
The total number of internally displaced p ersons (IDPs) from Crimea and Eastern Ukraine is 1,668,630 as of Oct. 31, 2016, according to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.
IOM assisted over 116,000 vulnerable IDPs and conflict-affected people in 21 regions of Ukraine, the report reads. The organizations assists the most vulnerable groups in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions with hygiene and winterization kits, winterized facilities, and social programs.
IOM plans to assist 52,000 more IDPs in Ukraine by June 2017, the report reads.