JOINT PILOT PROJECT OF THE MINISTRY FOR VETERANS AFFAIRS AND THE WORLD BANK AIMED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF IDPs, VETERANS AND THE HOSTING COMMUNITIES
The Conflict Response and Recovery Pilot and Capacity Building Project aims to enhance recovery and peacebuilding in Ukraine by supporting the role and effectiveness of the Ministry for Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons.
The project has a unique component for Ukraine, with pilot activities designed to respond to the personal needs of internally displaced people (IDPs), former combatants, and host communities. For example, in the Kamianske, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, a rehabilitation department has been established in a community hospital where specially trained medical staff provides enhanced medical services, comprehensive rehabilitation, and psycho-social assistance to veterans and IDPs. The rehabilitation department is equipped with modern medical facilities and technology that was purchased with the help of the World Bank.
In Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, a professional partnership was formed between the Centre for Psychological Assistance and Social Adaptation of Kryvyi Rih and the Institute of Economics of the Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University. Through this cooperative effort, a Hub has been created that helps to provide professional training, legal assistance, psychological rehabilitation, and social adaptation to people who have been affected by conflict. A series of cultural events and workshops have also been arranged. During the ongoing trainings, a special focus is being made to support people with disabilities.
The project is currently being implemented in 10 cities and could be scaled up and become a pillar for a State program on peacebuilding and recovery.