The Representative Office conducts monitoring of the data of regional state administrations and the State Emergency Service of Ukraine on a regular basis. As of the 01st of March, 2017 in mainland Ukraine reside 22856 residents from the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
65,7% (150178 persons) from the number of forced migrants – men and women able to work, 26,3% (6011 persons) – children, 8% (1828 persons) – disabled and elderly people.
Most of the Crimean people moved to Kyiv (4665 persons), Lviv (3581 persons), Odessa (2043 persons), Mykolaiv (1500 persons), Kyiv (1217 persons), Kherson (1206 persons), Kharkiv (898 persons), Chernihiv (868 persons) regions.
Over the past two months of the current year 67 persons moved from the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and registered in mainland Ukraine. To Mykolaiv region came 20 internally displaced residents, to Kherson – 18, Lviv – 13, Zakarpattia– 11, Rivne – 7, Zaporizhia – 5, Kirovohrad and Chernihiv – 3 to each region, to Volyn – 2. At the same time Vinnytsia region left 15 persons of the corresponding category.
Support and social adaptation, meeting the vital needs, promoting and retrieval of the rights of internally displaced people – these are the main issues decided locally by public authorities.
Since the beginning of annexation of the Crimean Peninsula as of the 01st of March, 2017 the regional state administrations received totally – 79287 appeals/ 3547 appeals were submitted in January-February, 2017. Among the concerns which were brought up by the residents the most problems were concerning renewal and obtaining of state standard documents by territorial departments of the State Migration Service of Ukraine, obtaining of internally displaced person’s certificate, social assistance, employment and obtaining a higher education.
One of the main concerns of the residents of Crimea and internally displaced people since the beginning of the occupation is obtaining migration services (70,1 per cent from the total number, or 55551 appeals, of which 2163 over the past two months of the current year).
According to the latest information provided by the Administration of the State Migration Service of Ukraine in Kherson region 45710 (or 82,3 per cent from the total number across Ukraine) internally displaced people from Crimea, of them 1962 over the past two months of the current year, applied for the obtaining administrative services in the cross-border region. Most of appeals concern the following issues: execution, issuance and exchange of passport of the citizen of Ukraine for travelling abroad (28148 appeals/ 1017 in January-February); photo pasting in into the passport of the citizen of Ukraine upon reaching the age of 25 and 45 years old (10492 appeals/ 713 in January-February); execution or exchange of passport of the citizen of Ukraine (3274 appeals/ 72 in January-February), issuance of the document in the form of the ID card (378 appeals/ 156 in January-February).
2061 appeals concerning migration issues were submitted to Mykolaiv (35 in January-February), 1888 appeals (99 in January-February) to Zaporizhia, 1310 – Odessa, 999 – Rivne territorial departments.
The second most important issue is social payments registration. Over the past two months of the year 2017 319 persons appealed for the issue of providing monthly targeted assistance for internally displaced people to cover their living expenses, including payment for utility services, for the issue of pension provision – 37 residents. 492 persons applied for certificate of internally displaced people registration.
Much regional state administrations’ attention is paid to the issues connected with education. Thus, since the beginning of the annexation of Crimea 3969 appeals/ 83 in January-February concerning the issues of children’s enrollment to the pre-school establishments, general secondary schools, external studies, obtainment of a recognized school living certificate approved by Ukraine, obtainment of higher education and vocational technical training were received.
All medical, preventive medical institutions provide assistance in hospitalization, medical registration, conduction of preventive medical examinations, vaccinations, fluorography examinations. Upon registration at medical institutions, the displaced persons are provided with medicines on preferential terms. Thus, in January-February, 2017 to medical institutions of Ukraine applied 249 internally displaced persons.
12305 persons applied to regional state administrations for other issues, including obtaining accommodation, land plots for individual construction, obtaining financial and humanitarian assistance.
For the period covering the 01st of October 2014 – 01st of February 2017 1911 persons from Crimea appealed to the territorial centres of the State Employment Service of Ukraine for employment assistance. 1496 persons out of them were registered as the unemployed.
676 persons who moved from the temporarily occupied territory of the Crimean Peninsula are employed, 200 were involved in the social and other temporary works, 234 were engaged in the professional training, re-skilling and further training, 173 persons remain registered as unemployed and continue receiving services from State Employment Service.
The greatest flow of migrants seeking employment is registered in Kyiv (262 persons), in Lviv (203 persons), in Kherson (132 persons), in Kyiv (124 persons), Dnipropetrovsk (112 persons), Mykolaiv (108 persons) regions.
A large number of internally displaced persons from Crimea are employed in Kyiv (95), Lviv (76), Kyiv (43), Kherson (37), Mykolaiv (35), Vinnytsia (34), Dnipropetrovsk (32), Khmelnytskyi (30) regions.