Nearly 4.5 million Ukrainian IDPs return home – study
IOM study has found that more than a third of returnees still feel they are under threat.
Almost 4.5 million Ukrainians have returned home after initially moving to safer locations. This was reported by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
“The most significant indicators of the number of returns were recorded in the north of the country and in Kyiv. After the Government of Ukraine regained control of these territories, people mostly return to large cities and suburbs. At the same time, only 17% of respondents returned to rural areas,” the IOM report for the period from May 17 to May 23 said.
The survey also found that more than a third of those who returned were still in danger, and 9% were ready to flee their homes again because of the war.
The IOM report also states that one in five Ukrainian IDPs surveyed has no income at the moment.
As of early April, the International Organization for Migration noted that more than 7.1 million people in Ukraine had become internally displaced due to the war. // Radio Svoboda // https://www.radiosvoboda.org/a/news-peremishcheni-ukraintsi-povernennia/31888931.html