Ukraine: Support for homeless refugee families

Project title:      

Support to homeless Ukrainian refugee families in Chernivtsi (RefuFam I - IV)

Country: Ukraine
Region: Chernivtsi
Duration: 

01.11.2014 – 31.05.2019

Project partner:

Narodna Dopomoha (Volkshilfe Ukraine)

Donors:

Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, Narodna Dopomoha, Volkshilfe

As a result of the conflict in regions of Eastern Ukraine, having started in February 2014, and political changes in the (Autonomous) Republic Crimea, almost 2 million Ukrainians have fled within their own country, according to UNHCR. Volkshilfe supports these refugees to create new perspectives and integrate into their host communities.

Since April 2014 ND actively takes care of the social support for those many IDPs. The registration centre of ND for homeless people started legal and socio-psychological counselling and succeeded at obtaining preliminary registration for numerous refugees to receive social benefits and to be able to apply for jobs. Families also received financial support and help to find suitable accomodation.

Through different activities to generate income for the beneficaries, a group of women emerged, who started producing and selling handmade crafts. The project supported them through trainings to improve production and marketing of these products.

In the forth phase of RefuFam - from September 2017 to May 2019 - this initative is scaled up and the focus of the project is shifted to aspects of employability, income-generating measures and social integration. The beneficaries will receive trainings in professional and crafting skills and a crafting hub, offering trainings and courses, will be developed.

Contact

Julia Webinger
+43 (0) 676 83 402 227
julia.webinger@volkshilfe.at

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