Donbass Development Center

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Donbass Development Center
humanitarian organization
Donbass Development Center
AbbreviationDDC
Formation8 October 2015; 6 years ago (2015-10-08)
Typenon-commercial Humanitarian organization
HeadquartersDonetsk
Region served
Donbass region,
Donetsk Oblast & Luhansk Oblast,
Ukraine
Chairman
Anastasia Khmelnytskaya
Websiteddc.world

Donbass Development Center (DDC) is a non-profit charitable foundation established in September 2015 with the goal of preserving peace in the region, as well as the restoration and development of the Donbass.

About the organization[edit]

DDC is an implementing partner of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations, UNICEF, International Organization for Migration, Save the Children, HelpAge International, World Food Programme, PU-AMI and other donor and analytical organizations.

During its work, DDC has implemented more than 60 different social projects, provided assistance to more than 800 social institutions and 480,000 individuals. The beneficiaries were the needy inhabitants of Donbass, living in 369 different districts and settlements.[1] Within the framework of humanitarian programs, they received assistance in the form of coal, medicines, medical equipment, sports equipment, food, office and hygiene kits, assistance in the form of repair and restoration works, and so on.

Material assistance[edit]

The main activities are humanitarian assistance to the affected population of Donbass and the reconstruction of social infrastructure facilities. In 2015-2016, about ten studies of various spheres of society were conducted. In particular, for 2016, was compiled consolidated analysis of the humanitarian needs of the Donetsk region.

Food aid[edit]

At the end of December 2015, distribution of agricultural fodder for animals in the territory of Lugansk was carried out: 1,000 households from 43 front-line rural settlements received 100 tons of fodder.[2] At the end of the project, an analytical report was prepared on the state of agriculture in the Lugansk region. At the beginning of 2018, 24,000 pensioners living in the Donbass[3] received assistance in the form of food kits.

Coal delivery[edit]

Together with partners, DDC renders assistance in providing solid household fuel to people from the following socially vulnerable categories: 1 and 2 category invalids, single mothers, families with children under guardianship, families with disabled children and others. So from January to February 2017, 2,000 people received coal,[4] and from December 2017 to March 2018 - 4 255 people.[citation needed]

Help with medicines and medical equipment[edit]

At the end of May 2016, medical equipment was distributed to more than 1,500 elderly people in need.[5] From April 2016 to March 2018, medicines were provided to pregnant and lactating women, as well as children under five years old. During this period, about 6,000 people received medicines.[citation needed]

Repair of social facilities[edit]

May 26, 2016 - the reopening of kindergarten № 368 «Ugolyok» after the overhaul in Donetsk.[6] Another infrastructure facility which was rebuilt in the summer, 2016 - school-lyceum "Erudit".[citation needed] In April 2017, the general secondary school No. 13 was rebuilt in the town of Khimik, Gorlovka,[7] damaged as a result of shelling during the winter 2015. In May 2017, kindergarten No. 392 in the front-line area of Kyiv district of Donetsk was given about 10 tons of furniture and bedding.[citation needed] In June 2017, about 900 residents of the front-line areas, whose houses suffered during the shelling, were provided with high-strength awnings (tarpaulin) to temporarily block the walls and roofs, damaged by bombardments.[8]

Protection assistance[edit]

Donbass Development Center together with partners provides multi-purpose assistance and protection of socially vulnerable population.

Psycho-social assistance to the population is provided in the framework of the social support program. This is the range of services for families from socially vulnerable categories, which is aimed at stabilizing the situation in the child's family, contributes to its socialization and determines the most urgent needs. The main aspect of the work is the provision of psycho-emotional assistance to children. Legal and psychological counseling for families aimed at satisfying the basic needs of the child and creating comfortable conditions for its development are also conducted.

There is an individual assistance program implemented jointly with UNHCR. It involves the provision of various material assistance to socially vulnerable populations: internally displaced persons, persons living near the demarcation line, single mothers, people with special needs, and others.

In addition, free legal advice and employment advice provided by the specialists of DDC is provided at the cost of the organization's resources.

Educational Activities[edit]

DDC regularly carries out activities aimed at the physical and personal development of the population. Lectures on individual entrepreneurial activities, trainings on social design and financial literacy are given. In the structure of the organization there are social and business incubators aimed at creating and developing new social and entrepreneurial initiatives. There is also a joint office space for people with different employment (coworking). A comfortable room with Wi-Fi, office equipment and a conference room is organized for them.

On the basis of the Donbass Development Center, there is a free children's space. Its work is aimed at the organization of the child's leisure, personal development and disclosure of creative potential. Every day, various educational and developing activities are conducted for visitors. In addition, there is a library and a family cinema. Similar children's spaces are also organized in Yasinovataya, Torez, Uglegorsk and Debaltsevo.

International connections[edit]

On January 23, 2017, representatives of DDC participated in the conference "Ukraine - the human face of the conflict in the east of the country" in the European Economic and Social Committee (Brussels, Belgium).[9]

Location[edit]

The headquarter of DDC is located in Donetsk, at Mira Ave. 13.

References[edit]

  1. "Карта благополучателей". Donbass Development Center - Центр Развития Донбасса (in русский). Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  2. "ЦРД раздали 100 тонн гуманитарного груза". Donbass Development Center - Центр Развития Донбасса (in русский). Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  3. "Почти 25 тысяч пенсионеров в ДНР получили продуктовые наборы". РИА Новости (in русский). 2017-12-04. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  4. "В "ДНР" заявили о выдаче угля". DonPress.com (in русский). 2017-01-28. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  5. Центр Развития Донбасса (2016-06-28), Волонтеры помогают оставшимся без поддержки пенсионерам Донбасса, retrieved 2018-04-17
  6. Центр Развития Донбасса (2016-05-30), Открытие детского сада "Уголёк" (27.05.16), retrieved 2018-04-17
  7. "В Горловке после ремонта открылась пострадавшая от обстрелов школа №13". TGorlovka (in русский). 2017-02-15. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  8. "Жители ДНР получили спецтенты для временного ремонта крыш". donbass.glavny.tv (in русский). 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  9. "Українські та міжнародні НДО заявили у Брюселі про масштаб гуманітарної кризи на Донбасі | Громадський простір". www.prostir.ua (in українська). Retrieved 2018-04-17.

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