Operational Update of Ukraine’s Response August 9-15, 2022 – Ukraine

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RECENT RESPONSE

During the week of 9-15 August, IOM delivered 5,158 non-food items (NFIs) and kits, including kitchen utensils, bedding kits, mattresses, blankets, metal beds and solar lamps, to beneficiaries in Kyiv, Kirovohrad and Lviv regions.

IOM’s CCCM team assessed over 130 collective centers in the Ivano-Frankivsk region and over 100 in the Vinnytsia region. In close coordination with local authorities and linked to plans to reopen educational institutions in September, IOM is currently revising the list of centers that will be prioritized for support. In the Kharkiv region, multi-sectoral assessments have been launched to better understand local needs.

During the reporting period, IOM teams concluded Shelter/WASH interventions in nine collective centers in Dnipropetrovsk, Zakarpattia, Lviv and Chernivtsi regions, assessed 24 other centers for shelter needs and continued repair work in 16 centers. IOM aims to respond to identified needs, whether for the required sanitary equipment, the installation of washing machines and boilers, or the repair of toilets and shower rooms, with its mobile teams.

As part of its WASH response, IOM distributed hygiene items and items for site cleaning and disinfection during the reporting period, reaching over 1,500 people in need. IOM met with municipal and regional authorities as well as representatives of water utilities in Vinnytsia, Kyiv, Poltava and Kharkiv regions to discuss water rehabilitation projects, wintering and priority locations for IOM interventions.

IOM continues to visit and assess Border Crossing Points (BCPs) to shape interventions towards safe cross-border mobility and better preparedness in coordination with Ukrainian border authorities. New activities envisaged include multi-sectoral support to border crossing points with Poland and Moldova.

IOM continued to provide key primary health care services through IOM mobile clinics, with implementing partners from the Medical Aid Committee in Zakarpattya (CAMZ), at Sheptystsky Hospital and the UK MED, including general consultation and treatment for non-communicable and communicable diseases, basic trauma care, referrals for specialist psychological first aid services and hygiene promotion, including education on health. In addition, psychologists provided individual and group counselling, alongside mental health awareness sessions, and offered coping techniques to those in need. During the reporting period, 1,269 medical consultations and 670 psychological consultations were provided.

In cooperation with the Ukrainian Ministry of Health, crisis psychologists from IOM’s Emotional Support Hotline, which provides emotional support remotely, conducted a series of online trainings for practitioners from different government hotlines. These trainings support the initiative of the First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, on the National Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programme.

Since 24 February 2022, IOM Ukraine has provided general protection assistance to 17,948 people and specialized protection assistance to 173 people, including survivors of trafficking, victims of exploitation and people at high risk. to be victims of trafficking or to be exploited. 46 people received full assistance at the IOM Medical Rehabilitation Center in Kyiv.

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