Almost 4.9M IDPs registered in Ukraine - Ministry of Social Policy

Almost 4.9M IDPs registered in Ukraine - Ministry of Social Policy

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As of December 8, some 4.88 million citizens have gained the status of internally displaced persons in Ukraine, including 3.5 million who moved after February 24, 2022.

As reported by Ukrinform with reference to the Ministry of Social Policy, this was announced by the Deputy Minister of Social Policy for Digital Development, Digital Transformations and Digitalization Kostiantyn Koshelenko.

"4,886,648 citizens have been registered as IDPs as of December 8. Among them, 3,539,376 citizens moved after February 24, 2022, of which 2,856,232 registered for the first time since the full-scale invasion," the statement reads.

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According to Koshelenko, the most massively requested social services this year were certificates for receiving housing allowances for IDPs. Due to the fact that the service has become digital, the number of processed applications has increased significantly.

Currently, the Ministry is working on creating an online service for the registration of residence address change or deregistration of IDPs.

Currently, according to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, about 30% of housing allowances are provided to those ineligible for such payments. In this regard, an additional verification process has been launched. 

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