Serhey Marushchenko, Head of Social Security Department at the Ministry of Social Policy, and Tamila Tashev, Project Coordinator of Crimea SOS NGO, have presented assistance program for internally displaced persons.

Statistics released by the Ministry of Social Policy suggests that there are 1, 414, 000 migrants from the Crimea, Donetsk and Lugansk regions in Ukraine now. The total figure is yet to be finalized because people are constantly on the move.

To tackle the problem, the Ministry began to cooperate with international organizations, such as Stabilization Support Services, to be able to help those who lost their homes due to Russian aggression.

Under a specially designed program, a team of 27 advisers is to be put together at the Ministry of Social Policy. The advisers are expected to provide comprehensive assistance to migrants and other insecure communities located in Ukraine. Four of the twenty seven advisers will be working at the head office, while the rest will be working in departments and regions. No less than 40% of newly created jobs will be held by women.

The project is expected to run for 9 months and, if successful, the new department will operate for a longer period. The advisers will get selected through an open competition.

The key requirements participants should meet are as follows: experience helping internally displaced persons or in social security, command of English, good communication skills and active life position.

The Government of the United Kingdom will be the main sponsor of the project.

A press-conference on commencement of the work of ‘Advisers’ Program on Issues Related to Internally Displaced Persons’ will be held on August 26, 2015.