Free legal aid to IDPs: interim results of the project

Mariia Mygal

For almost six months, we have been implementing a project in Poltava region aimed at providing legal advice and legal awareness services to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and city residents.

Free legal aid is provided by lawyers of the NGO “Institute for Analysis and Advocacy” in partnership with the Danish Refugee Council. The project is funded by the European Union’s civil protection and humanitarian assistance.

What are the results of the project so far?

Since the start of the project, our lawyers have provided more than 800 consultations. Most of them were IDPs who applied in person or attended group consultations.

“Travelling abroad, problems with receiving social assistance, protection of children’s rights are the most frequent issues that internally displaced persons come to us with. Each case is reviewed in detail, we provide consultations to IDPs and provide them with legal support,” IAA lawyers say.

In general, within the framework of the project, our lawyers provide free legal advice on the following issues

  • IDP registration
  • social security;
  • issues related to pensions;
  • civil documentation;
  • housing and property rights;
  • rules of entry and exit abroad;
  • temporary protection;
  • rules of movement within the EU;
  • conditions for obtaining citizenship or permanent residence permit;
  • exemption from mobilisation;
  • labour relations;
  • children’s rights
  • family relations;
  • education and access to documentation;
  • medicine and access to medical records;
  • digital services and DIY;
  • issues of entrepreneurial activity;
  • damage from mines.

Do you have any questions you would like to ask a lawyer?

You can get free legal advice by calling +38 050 651 18 24, +38 068 260 49 93, +38 099 518 25 71, +38 093 653 61 47 (or via messengers, respectively).

The legal support is provided in cooperation with the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) with funding from the European Union’s civil protection and humanitarian assistance. The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union or the DRC. Neither the European Commission nor the DRC can be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained in this publication.

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