Rehabilitation centres in Kramatorsk and Slavyansk working again
26 May 2015
UNDP and the European Commission have restarted two centres for rehabilitation of people with disabilities in Ukrainian government controlled towns in the Donbass – Kramatorsk and Slavyansk. Nearly 400 people with the status of internally displaced persons (IDPs) were provided with temporary housing, at a cost of 660,000 UAH. Under a joint UNDP/EC project “Local development for the community” in two towns in Donetsk oblast, Kramatorsk and Slavyansk, centres for IDPs with special needs was due to start on 27 May. The project is being implemented in partnership with local government and civil society.
In Kramatorsk, people with special needs are to be received in the refurbished Donbass inter-regional centre for professional rehabilitation, and in Slavyansk – in the main building of the Slavyansk sanatorium. They are being used to house 400 IDPs with physical disabilities. In Kramatorsk there are also facilities for wheelchair access to all floors of the building, there is hot water and private bathrooms. This all cost 660,000 UAH. In the orthopaedic wing of the sanatorium the third floor has been completely restored, at a cost of 960,000 UAH of which 770,000 were provided as a grant.
UNDP and the EC in partnership with local government are supporting 21 projects to restore social infrastructure in seven regions of Ukraine: Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Poltava, Zaporizhiya, Odesa, Donetsk and Luhansk, at a cost of $1m. More information is available on the EC and UNDP websites.