Employment is the best tool for integrating IDPs into host communities. This belief was expressed by Iryna Vereshchuk, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, during her visit to Rivne region. She shared her own observations: the example of this region clearly shows that IDPs who have jobs are trying to leave places of compact accommodation and arrange their lives in communities. Employment brings them not only material but also emotional satisfaction.
“Over the past year, all IDPs in Rivne region who have found a job here have usually moved from dormitories to individual rented housing. For some reason, the rest are not very willing to look for a job. That is why I support the efforts of the Regional Military Administration to facilitate employment of IDPs as soon as possible. People should not remain isolated in their dormitories. They should perceive the communities as their own and not be guests there. Children should go to school, attend hobby groups, sports clubs, etc. Those who follow these principles have long been socialized in their new place and enjoy this life,” the Deputy Prime Minister summarized.