German Society for International Cooperation will assist IDPs in finding employment
14:13 / 21 Apr. 2017 / 1027
According to the press service of the Ministry of Temporary Occupied Territories and IDPs the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) discussed a program to provide IDPs with work with the Deputy Minister for Issues of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons.
– The Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development decided to support the victims of the military conflict in Ukraine, primarily IDPs. The purpose of our mission is to find out how this solution can be implemented and based on the information we have collected. The appropriate assistance program will be developed, designed for 4 years, – Reinhard Hanneslegger, mission spokesman said.
Representatives of GIZ clarified that at this stage they see the expediency to concentrate on helping displaced people in search of work, gaining new professional skills or retraining to best match the real situation on the labor market.
Yuri Grymchak, the Deputy Minister for Issues of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, proposed to GIZ representatives to pay attention to the situation with housing for immigrants: “Job search is one of the biggest problems for IDPs, but the problem of providing housing is no less important. Therefore, we would like to draw attention to the possibility of a common vision of the situation when providing assistance. ”
He also urged the German side to consider the possibility to direct assistance not so much to retrain people, according to the current needs of the labor market, but rather to stimulate the creation of new jobs, primarily in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The experts from “Restoring Donbas” discussed with the Minister of Social Policy problematic issues of the status of children of Donbas.
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