Forgotten Victims of War. Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Ukraine Cover Image

Zapomniane ofiary wojny. Osoby wewnętrznie przesiedlone (IDP) na Ukrainie
Forgotten Victims of War. Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Ukraine

Author(s): Andrzej Szabaciuk
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Security and defense, Military policy
Published by: Centrum Europejskie Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Ukraine Crisis; Donbas; Migration; Internally Displaced Persons; Russian Federation

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this essay is to present the impact of the Russian – Ukrainian conflict on the situation of people living inside the area of military operations in the east of Ukraine. The key issue is to highlight the predicament of Internally Displaced Persons, the scale and geography of the phenomenon of forced internal migration, as well as actions taken bythe Ukrainian authorities and international organisations towards resolutionof the problem of IDPs. According to the latest data, in Ukraine thereare over 1,7 million people who had registered as internally displaced. However, in total over 2 million people had to abandon their homesteads.Many of the aforementioned persons live in extraordinarily harsh conditions,and since majority of those are elderly and ailing, they are highlyreliant on the help of others.

  • Issue Year: 79/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 61-77
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish