Almost half of the internally displaced persons does not plan to go back home – according to a survey

48% of internally displaced persons interviewed by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) does not intend to return to their former places of residence.

This is according to the survey results, as reported by “Ukrainian news” .

Respondents have been asked whether they intend to return to their former places of residence if there is an opportunity.

In this case, 36% intend to return, and 16% found it difficult to answer the question.

Moreover, 36% of those who want to return said that they would come back to their former homes before returning the occupied territories under the control of Ukrainian authorities, 35% – before restoring comfortable life conditions, 21% – before ceasing hostilities.

In addition, 69% of displaced persons did not visit occupied territory during the last 6 months, 27% – visited their former residence, 3% – visited another location.

In the period from 22 July to 16 August, 1.5 thousand residents of host communities and 1 003 displaced people were surveyed by face-to-face interviews in all areas except the annexed Crimea and the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

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