Today, hundreds of thousands of refugees who have lost their homes as a result of rocket attacks and shelling live in safe cities in western Ukraine. Temporary shelters are equipped in school gyms, university auditoriums, kindergartens, community centers, hospitals and warehouse visits. Usually, in one large hall on the floor are several hundred mattresses, where families are forced to live with children.
According to Olena Shulyak, Deputy Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on the Organization of State Power, Local Self-Government, Regional Development and Urban Planning, in her interview ( https://vesti.ua/uk/lite-uk/criminal-uk/shulyak-rf-razrushila-bolee-10-mln-kv-m-zhilya-v-ukraine
"If we talk about the total number of people who have lost their homes or need assistance in repairs, it is 424 000. In addition, it is known that more than 10 million meters have been destroyed.
It is clear that the enemy is inflicting new damage every day, which also affects the housing infrastructure," - the politician said.
The International Humanitarian Fund, together with local authorities and religious communities in western Ukraine, has launched a program of rapid housing construction for the most vulnerable groups, namely:
- families with 3 or more children,
- families with pregnant women,
- the elderly and the disabled.
Local authorities, as well as religious communities, provide free plots of land with electricity and water, and we are building one-story houses for families who are building quickly.
The cycle of building one house with continuous funding takes no more than 3 months. Therefore, before the onset of cold weather in November-December, refugees will have the opportunity to move to permanent housing.
All houses will be equipped with all amenities, furniture, plumbing and necessary appliances.
By the end of 2022, it is planned to build 500 houses in the safe cities of Western Ukraine.