Europe, US Support IOM Ukraine Crisis, Migration Management Projects

Posted: 
12/23/16
Themes: 
Capacity Building, Humanitarian Emergencies, Integrated Border Management, Internally Displaced Persons

Ukraine - IOM has signed donor agreements in Ukraine for up to USD 40 million in the spheres of migration and border management, crisis response and IDP support with the EU, United Kingdom, and United States.

The EU-funded EUR 27.2 million IMMIS project foresees the establishment of an integrated migration management information system for the State Migration and State Border Guard Services of Ukraine.

Another US-funded project worth USD 1.4 million aims to reform the recruitment system and curb corruption within the State Border Guard Service.

IOM’s crisis response activities in Ukraine will also be expanded with EU- and UK-funded projects totalling USD 6.9 million. Germany has also pledged another EUR 5 million to support conflict-affected people in Ukraine.

IOM will focus on further providing livelihood support to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and conflict-affected populations, assisting the government with IDP data management, gathering and analyzing socio-economic data on IDP integration and their needs.

IOM’s crisis response strategy also envisages providing reliable information for IDPs through a dedicated hotline, and supporting social cohesion and community development in IDP-hosting areas.

Since the beginning of the conflict in 2014, IOM has assisted close to 128,000 vulnerable IDPs and conflict-affected people in 21 regions of Ukraine.

For further information please contact Varvara Zhluktenko at IOM Ukraine. Tel. +38 044 568 50 15, Email: vzhluktenko@iom.int

Europe, US Support IOM Ukraine Crisis, Migration Management Projects