Ukraine’s hidden tragedy: understanding the outcomes of population displacement from the country’s war torn regions
The ongoing war in eastern Ukraine, following the de-facto annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014, has shown the importance of the international community in providing support for almost 2 million of Ukraine’s internally displaced people (IDPs). The workshop will focus on the most urgent problems faced by Ukraine IDPs in everyday life discovered during the project’s extensive fieldwork across Ukraine, including housing, jobs, property rights, health care, residential registration, and pensions. The panellists will also discuss the current state of affairs in the areas of eastern Ukraine not under government control. The workshop will conclude with a set of recommendations developed for international organisations, civic society, national and supra-national authorities aimed at preventing marginalisation and social exclusion of IDPs as well as assessing the economic impact of the armed conflict on Ukraine’s war-torn regions.