Income of the Ukrainians displaced due to the war fell sharply
Over 7.1 million people have been internally displaced since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Within the first month of the war, the income of displaced households dropped sharply.
While only 13% of now displaced households reported a monthly income under UAH 5,000 ($170) prior to February 24, 2022, as of April 1, 2022, some 61% of them indicate that their household income has been lower than UAH 5,000 since the start of the war.
Over one third of displaced households indicate that they have had no income in March, 2022.
“Cash and financial support, transportation, food, shelter, and hygiene items are among the most pressing needs for displaced people. Access to medicines and health services remains the second most pressing need for both those displaced, and those staying at their places of residence,” said the IOM.