1,000 refugees and the same number of locals residing in the regions with a large number of camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been surveyed.

The aim of the survey was to identify the most urgent problems of IDPs, such as living conditions, self-realization ability, as well as local resident’s attitude.

According to the results of the sociological research, 52% of migrants have not managed to adapt to the new place of residence. This stems from the social, financial, housing problems and unemployment.

The low-level employment is observed in all regions of the country, where IDPs reside. Only 32% of those surveyed are satisfied with employment centers. 25% say the refugees need psychological help and every second of this part believes that children also need this type of care.

According to campaign pollsters, over the year the locals’ perception of IDPs has not changed, they are still perceived as those in need of support, but the following trends are still noticeable: compared to 2014 the percent of those believing the immigrants to be people trapped in trouble, dropped from 75% to 57%. However, still 90% perceive immigrants positively and are eager to assist them.

These data will be used to create new programs on IDPs living standards improvement.