December 7, 2023, 14:56

63% of IDPs plan to return to their previous places of residence

However, 14% of internally displaced persons plan to stay where they are now.

These results come from the sociological survey presented during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.

“We’re seeing a trend that 63% say they are going to return, and that number hasn’t changed. The number of those who say they are planning to stay where they are now has decreased. However, this is not due to the fact that people have changed their decision, rather, they have moved into the category of those who hesitate,” said Anastasiya Mazurok, Deputy Executive Director of Operations at Transparency International Ukraine.

To sum up, the factors that prevent people from returning to their previous places of residence all boil down to the war. In particular, said Anastasiya Mazurok, the most important reasons are the issue of danger, availability of a shelter, destruction and the occupation of the territory.

She notes that the vast majority of people point out these concerns, and they are mentioned more and frequently.

It’s important to note that Transparency International Ukraine, with the support of the USAID Ukraine SACCI program, commissioned Info Sapiens research agency to conduct the second wave of a sociological survey among the population and mayors about the needs and expectations of how the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine should be carried out.

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