MIP Supports Information Campaign Regarding Hotline for IDPs
In June-July 2019, an information campaign was carried out by Donbas SOS, an NGO, to raise awareness of the Donbas SOS hotline for people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The campaign was supported by the Ministry of Information Policy and the Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced People of Ukraine.
Internally displaced people and those who reside in ungoverned territories can use the hotline to receive free information and legal support.
Within the framework of the campaign, two audio clips were aired by radio stations in the Donetsk, Luhansk, and Kherson regions, and 18 billboards and scrollboards were placed in those regions and in the cities of Dnipro and Kharkiv.
In addition, the work of the Donbas SOS hotline was covered in two issues of “Donbas Inform”, a newspaper intended for people residing in the conflict area in the Donbas.
“This campaign is part of the Ministry’s work towards information reintegration of the occupied territories. It is important that we show people living there that we keep in touch with them and use all possible means—including information ones—to help them out. The Ministry [of Information Policy] supports NGOs that help people affected by Russia’s armed aggression, since reintegration of the Donbas and Crimea is much more effective when the state and the public work together,” said Viktor Lytvinov, Head of the Sector for Information Reintegration of Crimea and the Donbas of the Ministry.
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