KHARKIV, UKRAINE, Feb 9 — As of February 1, 2024, 194.4 thousand internally displaced persons are registered in Kharkiv, according to the Kharkiv City Council.

“According to the Integrated System for Accounting Information on Internally Displaced Persons, about 152,800 people (mostly from the Kharkiv and Donetsk oblasts) received the relevant status [as IDPs — ed. ] after February 24, 2022,” the statement said.

More than 10.2 thousand people with disabilities, more than 27.7 thousand children, and 49.8 thousand pensioners are among the IDPs living in Kharkiv. About 102,700 people receive financial aid.

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The number of internally displaced persons in Ukraine

As of November 20, 2023, there are 4.915 million internally displaced persons in Ukraine. Most are from the Donetsk, Kharkiv, Dnipro, and Kyiv oblasts.

The Donetsk Oblast is the leader in the number of IDPs, as 549,300 are registered there. The number of internally displaced persons is lower in the Kharkiv Oblast (527,335) and in the Dnipro Oblast (about 480,000), followed by Kyiv and Kyiv Oblast, where over 408,000 IDPs and almost 335,000 IDPs registered.

The Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, Lviv, Odesa, and Poltava oblasts round out the top 10 regions with the highest number of IDPs. Eastern and southern oblast centers currently have the highest number of registered IDPs.