Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva held a meeting with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and discussed a wide range of issues related to overcoming the humanitarian consequences of Russian aggression.
"Ukraine highly appreciates the coordinating role of the UN Refugee Agency in providing assistance to our forcibly displaced people in the territory of other states due to the ongoing Russian aggression. We hope that the relevant practical assistance will only increase," Ihor Zhovkva noted.
He also emphasized the need for the Agency to pay special attention to helping Ukrainian refugees abroad in finding housing, organizing employment and access to key services, including educational ones, in the countries of temporary stay.
Ihor Zhovkva and Filippo Grandi discussed in detail the support provided by the UN Refugee Agency to internally displaced persons in Ukraine. Priority was given to helping the most vulnerable groups - women, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
Special attention was paid during the meeting to the situation of Ukrainian citizens, primarily orphans and children deprived of parental care, who were illegally relocated to the Russian Federation or to the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees confirmed his determination to continue the search for effective solutions to resolve this sensitive issue.
Daria Herasymchuk, Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Rights of Children and Children Rehabilitation, also took part in the meeting.