Ukraine's Social Policy Ministry: Number of IDPs from Donbas, Crimea over 1.39 mln people
Ukraine's Social Policy Ministry estimates that the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Russia-occupied areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions and Russia-annexed Crimea as of August 5, 2019, was 1,397,304 people.
"According to a single database on IDPs, 1,397,304 people were registered from temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea as of August 5, 2019," reads the report.
It does not indicate how many families were registered as IDPs and how much state aid has been paid to this category of citizens at the moment.
As UNIAN reported, after the annexation of Crimea by Russia in March 2014 and the beginning of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in Donbas in April 2014, a large number of IDPs from Crimea and certain regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions moved to Ukraine-controlled areas.
According to the Social Policy Ministry, the number of registered IDPs from Crimea and Donbas as of June 24, 2019, was 1,386,501 people.
At the beginning of 2019, the number of registered IDPs from Crimea and Donbas was 1,512,435 people.