The Representative Office conducts monitoring of the data of regional state administrations and the State Emergency Service of Ukraine on a regular basis concerning the protection of rights and freedoms of internally displaced persons. As of the 01st day of April, 2017 in mainland Ukraine reside/live 22894 residents from the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
65,7% (15034 persons) from the number of forced migrants – men and women able to work, 26,3% (6028 persons) – children, 8% (1832 persons) – disabled and elderly persons.
Most of the Crimean persons moved to Kyiv city (4665 persons), Lviv (3583 persons), Odesa (2043 persons), Mykolaiv (1526 persons), Kyiv (1217 persons), Kherson (1209 persons), Kharkiv (898 persons), Chernihiv (869 persons) regions.
In I quarter of the current year 105 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 46 internally displaced citizens, to Kherson – 21, Lviv – 15, Zakarpattia– 12, Zaporizhia – 9, Volyn – 8, Rivne and Chernihiv – by 4, to Kirovohrad – 3. At the same time Vinnytsia region left 15, and Ternopil 2 persons of the corresponding category.
Support and social adaptation, meeting the vital needs, promoting and retrieval of the rights of internally displaced persons – these are the main issues decided locally by the public authorities.
Since the beginning of the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula as of the 01st day of April, 2017 the regional state administrations received totally 81402 applications/ 5662 applications were submitted in I quarter of the year 2017. Among the concerns which were brought up by the residents the most problems were concerning renewal and obtaining of state standard documents by the territorial departments of the State Migration Service of Ukraine; obtaining of certificate of internally displaced person; social assistance; employment; getting education.
One of the main concerns of the residents of Crimea and internally displaced persons since the beginning of the occupation is obtaining migration services (70 per cent from the total number, or 57001 applications, of which 3613 over the past three months of the current year).
According to the latest information given by the Administration of State Migration Service of Ukraine in Kherson region 46926 (or 82,3 per cent from the total number across Ukraine) internally displaced persons from Crimea, of them 3178 over the past three months of the current year, applied for obtaining administrative services in the cross-border region. Most of the applications concerning: execution, issuance or exchange of the passport of the citizen of Ukraine for travelling abroad (28865 applications/ 1734 in January-March); photo pasting in into the passport of the citizen of Ukraine upon reaching the age of 25 and 45 years old (10838 applications/ 1059 in January-March); execution, issuance or exchange of the passport of the citizen of Ukraine (3282 applications/ 80 in January- March), issuance of the document in the form of the ID card (519 applications/ 297 in January-March).
2101 applications concerning migration issues were submitted to Mykolaiv (75 in January-March), 1941 applications (182 in January-March) to Zaporizhia, 1310 – Odesa, 1003 – Rivne territorial departments.
The second most important issue is social payments registration. In I quarter of the year 2017 501 persons appealed for the issue of providing monthly targeted assistance for internally displaced persons to cover their living expenses, including payment for utility services, for the issue of pension provision – 50 residents. 689 persons applied for certificate of internally displaced persons.
Much regional state administrations’ attention is paid to the issues connected with education. Thus, since the beginning of the annexation of Crimea 3984 appeals/ 98in January-March 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 qualified assistance in hospitalization, medical registration, conduction of preventive medical examinations, vaccinations, fluorography examinations. Upon registration at medical institutions immigrants are provided with medicines on preferential terms. Thus, in I quarter of the year 2017 to medical institutions of Ukraine applied 385 internally displaced persons.
12356 persons applied to the regional state administrations for other issues, including obtaining accommodation, land plots for individual construction, obtaining financial and humanitarian assistance.
From the 01st day of October 2014 to the 01st day of March, 2017 1955 persons from Crimea appealed to the territorial centres of the State Employment Service of Ukraine for employment assistance. 1528 persons out of them were registered as the unemployed.
685 persons who moved from the temporarily occupied territory of the Crimean Peninsula are employed, 203 were involved in the social and other temporary works, 240 were engaged in the professional training, re-skilling and further training, 189 remain registered as unemployed and continue receiving services from the State Employment Agency.
The greatest flow of migrants seeking employment is registered in Kyiv city (266 persons), in Lviv (206 persons), in Kherson (135 persons), in Kyiv (125 persons), Dnipropetrovsk (118 persons), Mykolaiv (108 persons) regions.
A large number of internally displaced persons from Crimea are employed in Kyiv city (97), Lviv (76), Kyiv (43), Kherson (37), Mykolaiv (35), Vinnytsia (35), Dnipropetrovsk (33), Khmelnytskyi (31) regions.