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The number of internally displaced persons from Donbas and Crimea has reached 838,300 people, Minister of Social Policy Pavlo Rozenko announced, the Ministry of Social Policy's press service reports.

"According to the departments for social protection of population, 838,300 internally displaced persons from Donbas and Crimea have been registered as of January 5, 2015," Rozenko said.

A total of 176,500 families have received monthly targeted assistance to cover living expenses worth UAH 358.4 million.

As reported, the Cabinet of Ministers has extended the period of registration of internally displaced persons from the anti-terrorist operation area and Crimea until February 1, 2015.

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