Submitting Application to Regional Department of State Migration Service (SMS) on obtaining refugee status or a person in need of complementary protection (choose your language to read below).
The Right to Protection has launched a project aimed at integrating refugees and asylum seekers into Ukrainian society, in particular through their employment. Nowadays, one of the main problems for refugee or complementary protection holders, as well as asylum seekers is the problem of employment. To address this, in March 2020 our project “Innovative Ways to Integrate Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Ukraine” was launched.
For its part, Right to Protection offers and ensures:
- support in the preparation of the package of documents required for official employment;
- matching potential employees with employers in accordance with the job requirements;
- coordination of communication between the potential employer and persons interested in obtaining a job.
Please contact us, if you:
- are looking for a job;
- need help in drafting a resume, preparing for an interview, and finding a job;
- want to receive a TAX ID Number;
- need assistance in supporting your private enterprise?
- have a valid passport/other ID document
We can help! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or write a message to Viber on 063 411 72 92
Every minute, 20 people around the world are forced to abruptly drop everything, leave their lives behind, and escape violence. According to UNHCR more than 26 million refugees and 3.5 million asylum seekers were forced to flee their homes in 2019. Some of these people end up receiving protective status in Ukraine; the State Migration Service says that as of January 1st, 2019, there were 2,620 refugees and more than 5,500 asylum seekers in the country.
However, despite being beyond the reach of the violence they fled from, these people still face massive challenges in beginning their lives anew. In particular, it can be extremely difficult for them to find gainful and lawful employment due to employers’ lack of knowledge about their legal circumstances regarding the right to work.
In March of 2018, in order to address this outstanding challenge, R2P launched the Innovative Ways to Integrate project. The overall goal of the project is to find ways to integrate refugees and asylum seekers within the territories of Ukraine. In particular, the project aims to help refugees and asylum seekers find employment, as well as solutions to everyday challenges (birth and marriage registration, etc.), so that they can begin to live normal, self-sustaining lives.
Since then, R2P has developed and now manages a database of more than 500 resumés of refugees, complementary protection holders, and asylum seekers in Ukraine. We have also built a network of socially responsible employers who fill their vacancies through our services. This exchange is beneficial for all parties because Ukrainian companies often experience high turnover and staffing shortages, and they are in need of people just like our beneficiaries.
However, our work is far from done! There are many more individuals in need of work, and there are many more positions that need to be filled. A new phase of this project will focus on addressing the problem of access to employment starting in March 2020.
R2P continues our ongoing outreach to refugee communities and to potential employers. We are keeping our databases updated with skilled people looking for jobs, and we are continuing to conduct outreach and educational seminars to inform Ukrainian businesses about what they need to know when hiring refugees.
What to do if the duration of «dovidka» has expired during quarantine period COVID-19?
- Contact R2P (Right to protection) office and inform about the date when your DOVIDKA has expired (or is going to be expired).
Kiev: +38 093 049 52 18; +38 094 905 67 62; +38 044 337 17 62
Alternatively, write us on Viber, WhatsApp: +38 093 038 95 62
- Make a picture of your DOVIDKA (if it is possible) and to send it to the Viber number of Migration service +38 093-020-95-48
- Contact the Viber number of Migration service +38 093-020-95-48 right after the quarantine period and visit the premises of Migration service during 30 days after the quarantine period for DOVIDKA extension without fine.
- Be in contact with R2P office as for the difficulties in this issue.
- Stay at home and keep low profile.
We have to suspend the reception of citizens in our offices and monitoring visits due to quarantine. However, we stay in touch on our hotline and continue to provide legal aid to anyone in need.
Hotline to IDPs:
+38 (099) 507 50 90
+38 (068) 507 50 90
+38 (093) 507 50 90
Events are moving fast lately. This is particularly true at the EECPs. It’s notable that new constraints have been added for crossing the line of contact:
As of midnight on March 16th, and continuing through April 3rd (with possible extension at a later time), crossing from the temporarily occupied territories by persons without registration demonstrating permanent residence in Government Controlled Areas (GCA) has been halted. Our monitors are working, as always, to help people sort out the complications that arise as a result of this order at the EECPs.
EECP Stanytsia Luhanska
16.03.2020. A woman with stage 4 cancer, who was discharged from the hospital in Luhansk to spend her remaining days at home, had an issue with crossing. She was trying to cross from NGCA to GCA, where she is a registered resident, but she did not have one of the documents (permit to cross the contact line.) No one knew how to proceed. However, luckily, a relevant service provider (Coordination Group – CG) who could issue a clearance was present, and so they let her pass. But in the future, CG will be only available by email in case of unusual circumstances.
16.03.2020. A woman was heading to NGCA with her great-grandchild without having power of attorney from the child’s parents. The child had been staying with her for a week, and the mother had already gone back to NGCA. When they later tried to bring the girl home, the woman was not allowed to cross because she didn’t have the proper paperwork. The mother also could not cross to get her daughter because of the quarantine. The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine made a concession and allowed the child to cross through alone and meet her parents on the NGCA side of the checkpoint.
For better action in the future, it is time to reflect on the achievements of the 3P Consortium, created by ACTED in 2019 to Prevent, Prepare and Protect (3P) communities and infrastructure from risks of industrial and ecological disasters in Eastern Ukraine.
- In October 2019, ACTED, together with Червоний Хрест України, Право на захист and IMPACT Initiatives – organized the “Mind the Gap!” Conference funded by EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid – ECHO in Kyiv to discuss industrial risks and possible solutions.
- In November, the 3P Consortium supported the organisation of a live simulation of an emergency in conflict-affected Popasna raion (Luhansk oblast). It allowed first responders to practice being better #prepared to respond to emergencies and #protect the population in Eastern Ukraine.
Read more about 3P Consortium achievements from 2019 in the Consortium newsletter available here.