On the eve of winter, vulnerable categories of Ukrainians need special support, so they will be able to receive payments from the UN for several months at a time.

First of all, we are talking about people who are now evacuated from places of combat operations, as it is more difficult for them to find new housing and prepare for the cold winter.

They have the opportunity to receive 13200 hryvnia per family member. The money will be paid in two tranches, a few weeks apart. If the amount for all people in the family will exceed 30 thousand hryvnia, the funds will come in installments 24 hours apart.

“All those who fall under the terms of the program and plan to apply for cash assistance from UNHCR at the collection points of the Right to Protection Foundation will receive payments for 6 months. Everyone registered since September 1 will automatically receive additional payments for another 3 months. You do not need to register again. Those who registered for cash assistance before September 1 will receive a payment for 3 months, as previously reported,” clarified the charity organization “The Right to Protection”.

Where and how to apply?

You can apply for assistance at collection points in Dnepropetrovsk, Zhytomyr, Zaporizhzhia, Kirovohrad, Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa, Poltava, Sumy, Kharkiv, Cherkasy and Chernihiv regions. The addresses of the registration points are available here.

Only persons who have not yet received financial assistance from other international organizations can register.

What categories of people are eligible for help?

Payments are provided for the following categories of people in Ukraine:

IDPs since February 24;
People who suffered from military operations in the following regions: Dnipropetrovsk, Poltava, Odessa, Zaporozhye, Kirovograd, Cherkassy, Kharkov, Chernigov, Sumy;
those who returned to their places of permanent residence after being displaced to another region or country.

Only families can apply for UN assistance:

With only one parent (or father or mother) with one or more children under 18 years of age or with elderly people (55 years and older);
Who are headed by one or more single elderly person(s) (55 years of age or older) or an elderly person with one child or more children under the age of 18
who have one or more people with special needs (disability, chronic illness);
Foster families who are involved with unaccompanied children and children divorced from their parents.

To learn more about the program, please follow this link or contact the UNHCR hotline: 0 800 307 711.

According to rbc.ua.