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A new Community Law Center for IDPs opens in Dnipropetrovsk
  • Written by Denis Grechko, All-Ukrainian charity fund “Gorenie”
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From left to right: Olga Halchenko, Roman Romanov, Denis Grechko Photo by Inessa Mazur
From left to right: Olga Halchenko, Roman Romanov, Denis Grechko

The new Center will work mainly with IDPs from Eastern regions of Ukraine. The opening ceremony started with a special press-conference for local and national news agencies. Journalists learned more about the future Center’s activities and had the opportunity to question Denis Grechko, head of Community Law Center, about IDPs issues in Dnipropetrovsk.

Among other participants of the press-conference: Roman Romanov and Olga Halchenko (International Renaissance Foundation) and Inessa Mazur (media-manager of charity fund “Gorenie”)

The Center will provide free legal aid to internally displaced persons from Donetsk and Luhansk regions as well as to poor categories of people from Dnipropetrovsk region. Two lawyers, Svitlana Gavrilyuk and Kateryna Khamaza, will provide legal consultations and inform clients about their rights.
 
More than 80 000 of IDPs are currently living in Dnipropetrosvk region. They need legal help with social benefits and compensations, access to health and education, housing, registration and ID papers etc.  

During the opening ceremony, a working group meeting was held with Yevhen Udod, head of Dnipropetrovsk city council. Participants discussed legal aid issues with council’s members, heads of departments and representatives of regional Sate administration.

Contact info for free legal aid:

Dnipropetrosvk: Karl Marx ave. 71, office 15

Pavlograd: Poltavska street 129, office 403  

Hot line: 050-044-56-01

E-mail for on-line consultations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information
All-Ukrainian charity fund “Gorenie” was created in 2005 and is based on strong moral principles like equality, transparency, solidarity.  For almost ten years, the fund has been helping poor and marginalized groups of people. Our fund is oriented towards social equality and progress. “Gorenie” has also helped many IDP families and does not plan to stop anytime soon.  

Additional information: Community Law Centers are established with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation within the framework of “Human rights and justice” programme initiative. You can learn more on the Centers network activities, basics and principles of work here: www.legalspace.org

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