at the 9th International Book Arsenal Festival in Kyiv, 22-26 May 2019
The most large-scale traditional sports charity event in Ukraine will take place in Kyiv on 26th May 2019. This year the organizers will encourage the “Chestnut Run” participants to make a symbolic solidarity act with refugees and IDPs in order to gain 50 thousand km as part of UNHCR campaign “2 billion kilometers to safety”.
House of Ihnatenko family in Stanytsia Luhanska was completely destroyed by shelling and later reconstructed by NRC with funding provided by the UNHCR. Overall, 692 buildings were reconstructed by the UNHCR in 2018.
In April, UNHCR has relaunched its free telephone hotline, which now provides legal counseling to those affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine, including internally displaced and stateless persons. NGO “DonbasSOS” will administer the Hotline.
73 refugees and asylum-seekers received a small self-reliance grant from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in 2018, and got a chance to learn a new profession, earn a living and contribute to the society.
During last few years, UNHCR Ukraine supported 86 communities to establish sustainable Community Centres in an effort to promote protection and durable solutions for internally displaced persons.
The International Roma Day draws attention to issues faced by many Roma people in Ukraine.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for increased efforts to address the dangers and legacy of landmines in eastern Ukraine, one of the most landmine-contaminated areas in the world.
Ukraine is one of the most mine-affected countries in the world, limiting freedom of movement and posing a serious threat to civilians crossing the contact line.