A New Home, Ukraine

Due to the conflict in the Eastern part of the Ukraine, there are now almost 2 million people internally displaced, many of them children. This project addresses the psychosocial needs of these young people, who are at risk of mental health problems and have trouble integrating into their host communities.

ICDI will provide training and advice to local service providers.

The Overall Objective is to promote and strengthen the involvement of civil society organisations in broader rehabilitation and reintegration programmes to provide recovery and psychological assistance for children affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine

The Specific Objective is to improve community reintegration and psychosocial support of internally displaced children (IDC) in Kyiv and Odesa oblast.


Expected Results

1. Improved capacity of local civil society organizations (CSOs) and other children-oriented local services, to provide adequate psychosocial support to internally displaced children (IDC)

2. Improved integration of IDC within their local host communities


  • Developing  guidelines for rapid interventions and psychosocial support to children & youth affected by armed conflict. In cooperation with ICDI, local experts will develop Guidelines for Professionals (care givers and children rights defenders).
  • Trainings and webinars by ICDI for professionals on effective psychosocial support for IDP children and youth.
  • Psychosocial support to the IDC (by local organisations).
  • Sub-grants will be provided to local organisations to implement activities such as sport and physical activities, music, theater, performances, events, art and music workshops etc. for children 7 youth.
  • Scout summer camps for 500 of the most vulnerable IDC. They will spend the summer holidays with other children and learn the scouting education programs on leadership, tourism, healthy life style, etc.

Facts and figures




European Union

Project Manager

Rutger van Oudenhoven