Recovery, Reconstruction, and Durable Solutions for War-Affected People in Focus of IOM and Ukraine's Ministry of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development
The International Organization for Migration, Mission in Ukraine, and Ukraine’s Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation.
“IOM aims to support communities in Ukraine in reducing the dependency on humanitarian aid, recovering and developing local infrastructure and getting prepared for returns of people from displacement, which also entails durable solutions for housing and jobs,” said IOM Ukraine’s Chief of Mission, Anh Nguyen.
"We are grateful to the International Organization for Migration for continuous support of Ukraine and effective cooperation. Together with international partners, we are creating conditions for Ukrainians to return home. As a result of Russia's military aggression, more than 18,000 multi-storey buildings and almost 139,000 private houses were damaged or destroyed. The memorandum we signed will lay the grounds for coordination of joint actions to provide effective assistance to those who are in dire need of it," said Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine - Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kubrakov.
Areas for mutual engagement of IOM and the Ministry of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine include operational, technical and policy support for equitable provision of assistance and services to internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees, and other populations in Ukraine, that were affected by the Russian Federation’s invasion. These interventions may be carried out through promoting evidence-informed policies, humanitarian aid and international technical assistance, policy level collaboration, cross-border cooperation, integrated border management/humanitarian border management, development of border infrastructure, temporary and permanent shelter and housing solutions, including rehabilitation and reconstruction of related infrastructure, access to energy, etc. Joint initiatives will be beneficial, accessible and equitable for migrants, IDPs, returnees and host communities in Ukraine, that were affected by Russia’s war.