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IOM Azerbaijan Provided Assistance and Support to 232 Conflict-Affected Ukraine Nationals from August 2022 to January 2023
Baku - The United Nations Migration Agency - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Azerbaijan assisted the vulnerable Ukrainian nationals in Azerbaijan affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and distributed one-off multi-purpose cash assistance in the scope of the "Provision of Assistance to Vulnerable Ukrainian Nationals in Azerbaijan" project. During six months project, IOM Azerbaijan provided 232 conflict-affected Ukraine nationals, including 201 female and 31 male migrants, with one-off multi-purpose cash assistance to cover their essential and urgent needs such as housing and food/non-food items, followed by medical needs assistance and documentation needs.
Moreover, within the awareness-raising campaign, IOM Azerbaijan produced two types of booklets in Azerbaijani and Ukrainian containing guidance related to personal safety and avoidance of risks associated with GBV and human trafficking, emergency contact details, and hotlines. The migration-related information, temporary stay, and residency permit instructions with QR codes linked to the respective e-government services have been included in Migration Guide leaflets. Awareness-raising materials were distributed during the information session with the Ukrainian community in Baku, the Ukrainian Center in Baku, and the Ukrainian community in Sumgait and further distributed via other possible channels.
The assistance was delivered to conflict-affected Ukraine nationals in Azerbaijan in the frame of the regional project on IOM Flash Appeal for Ukraine and Neighboring Countries funded by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM).