Collective Centres for Displaced Persons in Khmelnytskyi Region Received Equipment from IOM and USAID
Khmelnytskyi Region received 40 washing machines and 40 dryers from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mission in Ukraine, to improve the living conditions of more than 8,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs). The assistance, made possible with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will be distributed among IDP collective centres in 16 communities of the region, in close cooperation with local authorities.
According to the head of Khmelnytskyi Regional Military Administration, Serhii Hamaliy, as of now, the region hosts 147,000 internally displaced persons.
To be able to further address the needs of displaced populations, in cooperation with the Social Protection Office of Khmelnytskyi Regional Military Administration, IOM experts have assessed the need for repairs, water supply and access, and non-food humanitarian assistance in IDP accommodation centres. IOM is already setting up a public laundry in the city bathhouse, which is supposed to start providing free services to IDPs and vulnerable groups in July.
Earlier, IOM has supported more than 6,000 IDPs and 13 communities in Khmelnytskyi Region with blankets, mattresses and towels. More aid from IOM, including hygiene items and sets of kitchen utensils, is coming soon.