Iryna Vereshchuk, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, took part in a meeting of the Coordination Center for Civilian Support under the Kyiv Regional Military Administration.
The work of the centers is aimed at addressing social protection issues, including housing and employment promotion, psychosocial, humanitarian, medical, legal assistance, etc.
These centers are a tool for interaction between local communities, central government, and international and non-governmental organizations. They coordinate the provision of comprehensive assistance to internally displaced persons, veterans and other categories of citizens affected by russian aggression.
For example, in the Lviv region, 44 international organizations managed to coordinate in such a center to provide psychological assistance and rehabilitation alone.
"We need to develop a coordination mechanism and respond promptly to challenges. Then we will manage to help everyone who suffered from the war," emphasized Iryna Vereshchuk.
As of today, 24 regional coordination centers have already been established throughout Ukraine.
As a reminder, the Coordination Centers for Civilian Support were established as part of the initiative of First Lady Olena Zelenska to implement the All-Ukrainian Mental Health Program.