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To update knowledge on civil protection and organization of evacuation activities, in especially in social institutions for persons with disabilities and the elderly – this was the goal of educational trainings from experts of the Right to Protection, which took place this week with representatives of the authorities in Vinnytsia, in particular the Regional and District Departments of Social Protection, the Service for Children at the regional and district levels, the State Emergency Service and the Center for Social Services.

A few months earlier, consultants of the “Preparedness and Stabilization in Central and Western Ukraine” project of the Right to Protection were able to evaluate the accessibility and inclusiveness of social institutions in Vinnytsia region, as well as the safety of using protective facilities in these institutions. Maryna Turenok, project expert, had the opportunity to share her experience in this area at a meeting with officials.

The participants of the training received practical recommendations on organizational and legal support of civilians during crisis situations and improvement of emergency response capabilities of the authorities.

“We set ourselves the task of familiarizing the participants of the training in detail with the basic principles and standards of international humanitarian law, the work of international organizations and cluster systems that provide assistance to civilians during emergencies and armed conflicts, including those operating in Ukraine. And also to talk about humanitarian standards for the protection of children, women, the elderly and persons with disabilities, for their implementation during an emergency or humanitarian crisis or armed conflict”, – says Yulia Kostyuchenko, project trainer of the Found.

The project “Preparedness and Stabilization in Central and Western Ukraine” is implemented by the Right to Protection CF together with the NGO ACTED Ukraine and the IMPACT initiative and is funded by the UK from the British people.

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