The Head of State Administration called IDPs “social tourists”
14:56 / 14 Jun. 2016 / 147
1 740 000 internally displaced persons are officially registered as IDPs in Donetsk region. 250 thousand of them live on territories, which are controlled by Ukrainian government.
Less than 20% out of officially registered IDPs are living on controlled territory. The rest of IDPs are called “social tourists” due to the fact that they have to cross the demarcation line in order to get their social benefits and pensions,
– Pavlo Zhebrivsky, the Head of Donetsk Regional State Administration in Kyiv, stated during his briefing.
According to him, until the end of 2016 the local authorities is going to build up 17 hostels to accommodate IDPs.