NON FOOD ITEMS – IOM provided 6,447 core relief items to in-need populations in Lviv, Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, and Poltava regions. IOM also reached newly accessible populations with significant needs via convoy to Kherson. This convoy included 1,800 solar lamps, 320 blankets, 320 winterization kits and 216 jerrycans, representing some of the first humanitarian support to reach the area since the beginning of the war in February..
SHELTER INTERVENTION - IOM continued its humanitarian shelter operations in Collective Centres across the country this week, carrying out 21 assessments, ongoing repairsin 46 centres, and concluding repair work in eight centres in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Poltava regions. The identified needs, which IOM aims to address through its mobile teams and contractors, include roof repairs, replacement of lighting and electrical sockets, concrete floor installation, ceiling paint, ventilation systems, replacement windows and doors, toilets and showers repairs, as well as work on the sewage system.
HEALTHCARE SERVICES - Through implementing partners, IOM provided primary health-care consultations to 3,135 people, while 394 patients with complicated medical conditions were referred to specialist care services for further treatment. Additionally, 882 patients received specialized consultations including from cardiologists, endocrinologists, and gynecologists through clinical laboratory testing, gynecological services and ultrasound scan. Surgical mentoring and on-the-job trainings were provided to 83 doctors, nurses, and therapists at Lviv Emergency Hospital. Besides this mentoring, IOM facilitated training of emergency doctors, paramedics, surgeons, and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense specialists and 377 frontline civilians, and representatives of health authorities in Chernivtsi, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk and Kharkiv regions participated in different courses. Additionally, IOM provided IOM’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Hotline provided 191 consultations this week including initial consultations and psychological first aid sessions, consultations within the framework of short and medium-term psychological counseling and psychotherapy, and psychiatric consultations. Finally, IOM offered English classes, movie therapy sessions and art-based activities, as well as therapeutic group programmes to IDPs and host communities in Lviv Region.
CASH-BASED ASSISTANCE - IOM ramped up efforts to deliver cash-based assistance. Since the beginning of the war, IOM has reached 141,953 people with multi-purpose cash assistance.
WASH SUPPLIES - IOM provided support to 1,218 beneficiaries across the country by distributing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) supplies. IOM also began the construction of two sewage pipelines and completed replacement of a drinking water pipeline in Bila Tserkva. In Dnipro, IOM conducted water quality analysis for four water treatment plants connected to the Dnipro River.IOM continued its cooperation with local water utilities (vodokanals) to procure critical equipment for wastewater management and heating systems, including the consumables and reagents required to safely treat water in Khmelnytskyi, Vinnytsia, Chernivtsi, Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zhytomyr regions.
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