Almost 900 former victims of trafficking have been supported by IOM Ukraine to start their small businesses. They have created hundreds of new jobs and contributed tens of thousands of hryvnias in local taxes.
IOM with the financial support of the Government of Federal Republic of Germany acting through KfW Development Bank, opens enrollment for a new project improving self-reliance and livelihoods opportunities for displaced and conflict-affected population.
The Ukrainian singer and winner of Eurovision 2016, Jamala, became a counter-trafficking Goodwill Ambassador for the IOM Mission in Ukraine. Jamala supports IOM's extensive work aimed at countering and preventing modern slavery by appearing in a public service campaign, Danger Might be Invisible at First.
As of July 2018, IOM has assisted nearly 300,000 vulnerable internally displaced persons and conflict-affected people in 24 regions of Ukraine. They were provided with cash assistance, medicine, hygiene items, clothes and shoes, household items, legal counselling and psychological support, as well as livelihood support.