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The path through the NE SAMI project

1. Meeting us in person in the frontline territory


People in frontline areas don’t have access to information regarding IDP support programs since the Internet, mobile communications, and the press are often absent. Additionally, they don’t trust volunteers or government employees due to having negative experiences where they were left behind.


An information campaign in frontline territories. We have created booklets and videos to share in frontline areas. They describe the process of evacuation and adaptation. Our team communicates with local residents to boost awareness of the initiative, discover people’s concerns, and offer solutions. We build trust and encourage people to leave. When someone decides to leave, they call our manager and leave a request for evacuation, housing, and further support.

2. Evacuation


People don’t want to leave their pets and belongings, and taking everything with them is not an option. At the same time, using public transport with transfers to reach their new destination is challenging for families with small kids or people with disabilities.


We evacuate people together with their pets and as many belongings as they wish to take. In complex cases, such as transporting a large number of animals, we look for personalized solutions. If a family cannot use public transport, our team will transport the family by our own transport without transfers.

3. Permanent housing


People from frontline areas have nowhere to go. There is no housing or only temporary shelters.


We offer different options for permanent housing, where people can stay even after the war ends. Some people prefer to move in with their family or friends – in this case, we take them where they want to go.

1. Cooperation with the «KO-KHATY» organization 

This is a project of urban architects. They create housing for those forced to leave their homes, renovating dormitories, hotels, and other places of compact living. Ko-Khaty has spaces in the Ivano-Frankivsk and Khmelnytskyi regions, part of which are allocated under NE SAMI.


The rural community of Shramkivka includes 23 villages and settlements. However, many homes have no residents, so we find their owners and discuss cooperation. The homeowners agree to let people resettled from frontline areas live in their houses for 2-5 years free of charge. We settle IDPs in and help them restore and furnish their new housing. After the contract expires, people have an opportunity to buy the house.

4. Ongoing support during 6—12 months after evacuation

People from frontline areas fear having no support, funds, food, or work in a new place.


We assign a manager to each evacuated person or family to help at any time. Then, we provide psychological support, medical care, paperwork assistance, and school & job search; additionally, we can provide food, hygiene products, clothes, furniture, and appliances.  
*Support is provided through the association of our partners: NGO “Zhiva,” BF “UkraineAlive2022,” “Nova Poshta Humanitarian,” and “Rokada.”