Veterans of the conflict in eastern Ukraine have encountered challenges in reintegrating to civilian life following their return from military service.
In cooperation with the Ministry of Veterans’ Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), with funding from the European Union (EU), has commissioned a comprehensive household survey of veterans of the conflict in eastern Ukraine and their families to fill the lack of comprehensive and up-to-date data on the socioeconomic needs and reintegration experience of the veterans.
The study includes quantitative and qualitative components. A total of 2,530 respondents were surveyed, including veterans and their family members in Kyiv and Kyiv oblast, as well as Dnipropetrovsk and Lviv oblasts. The survey found that more than a third of veterans felt excluded from society, while 49% said they had faced bias or unfair treatment.
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