Voices From the East: Challenges in Registration, Documentation, Property and Housing Rights of People Affected by Conflict in Eastern Ukraine - Russian

Date published
15 Jan 2017
Research, reports and studies
Forced displacement and migration, Internal Displacement, Shelter and housing

This document represents the summary of consultations between the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and local, and regional executive and judicial authorities, international humanitarian actors, national nongovernmental organisations, civil society initiatives, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and conflictaffected population in Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts concerning pressing issues in regard to access to civil and other documentation, IDP registration and services related to housing, land and property (HLP) rights. The consultations were conducted throughout 2016 during 21 roundtables and workshops and over 400 other bi/multilateral meetings with local authorities and organisations that work to address humanitarian needs in eastern Ukraine, as well as direct interaction with 30,000 beneficiaries in the course of implementation of NRC Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Programme. The summary of challenges and recommendations “Voices from the East,” was finalized within roundtable held on 27 – 28 of October 2016 in Sviatohirsk with the participation of over 40 experts, including the representatives of international, regional and national governmental, inter-governmental and nongovernmental organisations, institutions, agencies and bodies.

This Report aims to provide qualified information and insights from a unique of the actors working in eastern Ukraine, many in frontline communities about the key challenges facing displaced and conflictaffected communities in eastern Ukraine that can inform the policies and practices of NRC and other humanitarian actors, as well as the Government of Ukraine.