More than 40 percent of Donbas IDPs want to return

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April 6, 2017

More than 40 percent of Donbas IDPs want to return

The representatives of the World Bank studied the social and economic situation of the IDPs from Donbas and made the conclusion that the considerable part of them wants to return. 

42% of interrogated IDPs expressed this desire. 34% more do not want to return, while 25% consider that they will have to go back because of high prices for housing rent and difficulties with employments, the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs reports with reference to the research of the World Bank. 

The research showed that 75% of IDPs left their homes for the first time. The half of IDPs never visited their homes after they had moved, while 25% constantly visit their relatives in the occupied territories. 

68% of respondents consider that their financial state worsened after they had moved, while 75% of residents of accepting communities indicate the worsening of life during the last year. 

It should be reminded that as of January 16, the Ministry of Social Policy registered more than 1.3 million families of IDPs from Crimea and Donbas. 

The Chairman of Donetsk Regional Civil–Military Administration Pavlo Zhebryvskyi statd that more than $20 million is needed for the restoration of the destroyed infrastructure of Donbas.