The Future of Internally Displaced Persons and Ukrainian Refugees Abroad

Since the beginning of the Russian full-scale invasion, according to various estimates, more than 8 million Ukrainians have changed their place of residence inside Ukraine.

This scale of resettlement forms a great humanitarian challenge for Ukraine, which needs to be tackled simultaneously with security and military threats and against the background of aggravating economic difficulties.

In order to better study the social and humanitarian needs of the people who fled the territories affected by the fighting, Democratic Initiatives have conducted 12 focus groups with internally displaced persons and 20 in-depth interviews with volunteers and activists.

This analytical report is the result of Ilko Kucheriv "Democratic Initiatives" Foundation's project, supported by the Representative Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Ukraine. The publication presents only the results of the authors' research. They do not necessarily reflect the position of the Representative Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Ukraine.