https://youtu.be/y8vU9mncAak “Internal displacement – is not only a challenge, and not so much a challenge for Ukraine as a real opportunity to see clearly the problems in all spheres of public life, to correct all imperfect aspects of the system of government and with the support of a huge number of people very quickly conduct the necessary reforms to a successful integration of Ukraine into European space “, – said Olena Vynogradova, a legal analyst at ACF “Right to Protection” at the press briefing, devoted to discussion of problems of introducing effective policy assistance to IDP’s before the parliamentary hearings.
https://youtu.be/J_P6TEt7UD4Discussing the “verification” of IDPs’ place of residence carried out by “Delta M Ukraine” via telephone, Olena Vynogradova, R2P legal analyst, stated that the information elicited by representatives of “Delta M Ukraine” is “personal information”. The operators threatened to terminate the IDPs’ social benefits and pensions if they refused to provide the requested information. These payments are the only source of income for about 90% of IDPs.
https://youtu.be/-dpEvdAhonsLubov Butenko, head of the regional office of the project “Advocacy and legal assistance to internally displaced population in Ukraine” in Kharkov region, in “Kharkov online” studio spoke about typical problems of IDP’s in the region, the experience of integration of IDP in the local community, lobbying of legislative initiatives related to IDP issues.
Olena Vynogradova, Advocacy Expert of NGO “Right to Protection”, in the Viewpoint studio of “Ukraine Today” offered her insights into why the Ukrainian government has not done more to help IDPs.