As vice-prime minister and as minister, I deal with internally displaced persons and the areas adjacent to the frontline
As vice-prime minister and as minister, I deal with internally displaced persons and the areas adjacent to the frontline. Primarily we manage humanitarian response.
We cooperate with the international humanitarian organizations. Alongside the obvious results, there is a problem, which is that the international organizations haven’t fully adapted their work to the challenges of war in Ukraine. Unfortunately, budgets, decision making speed, project management algorithms are not always in line with the scale and speed of events in Ukraine. Sometimes, the help (for various reasons) is not adequate to the real needs. Rather often the humanitarian response isn’t adequate to the challenges, and sometimes it is just nominal.
The international humanitarian organizations should adapt to:
– radically increase funding of the humanitarian response in Ukraine;
– plan humanitarian operations based on the real needs of the beneficiaries, i.e. our internally displaced persons;
– simplify and speed up internal procedures;
– closely coordinate with the Government;
– less expenses for management, travel, conferences and consulting; more expenses for specific aid for our people, especially women with kids and elderly.
We are grateful to the international humanitarian organizations for their work in Ukraine. But we would be even more grateful, if they could adapt their budgets and working algorithms to the current challenges, the scale and severity of which need no explanation.