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Ukraine has the biggest displacement crisis in Europe since the 1990s – UN 08/16/2018 13:57:55. Total views 148. Views today — 0.

Over 3.4 million conflict-affected people in Ukraine require humanitarian assistance. This was stated by International Organization for Migration (IOM) Ukraine's Chief of Mission, Dr. Thomas Lothar Weiss, OstroV’s correspondent reports.

"Ukraine is facing the biggest displacement crisis in Europe since the Balkan Wars. Over 3.4 million conflict-affected people in Ukraine require humanitarian assistance", - Weiss said.

Earlier, the data of the last round of the survey conducted by the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations Migration Agency, were published. Thus, the average income for an IDP has also continued to fall since December 2017. By June 2018 it had fallen to less than $77 per month. This is less than the national subsistence level calculated by the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, which stood at more than $126 in June 2018.

At the same time, the report notes that the employment situation for IDPs deteriorates.

Weiss believes that the decrease in income, which might be related to the decline in employment, "deepens IDP's vulnerability in the long-term".

Ukraine is facing the biggest displacement crisis in Europe since the Balkan Wars in the 1990s, the IOM reported.