The study focused on defining the social portrait of IDPs, as well as analyzing the level of social integration of IDPs in host communities.It was heldin five cities of the Luhansk region, including Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Rubizhne, Kreminna, and Starobilsk.

The main focuses of the study:

  • household composition and socio-demographic characteristics of all its members;
  • living conditions and access to necessary services;
  • level of security and well-being, sources of subsistence;
  • social cohesion and attitude towards IDPs;
  • further life plans and migration sentiments.

Regarding IDPs, the circumstances of the relocation and experiences of crossing the demarcation line were also studied.

The study included two components:

  1. survey of local households (non-IDPs);
  2. survey of internally displaced persons (IDPs).

The method of interviewing both target groups was a face-to-faceinterview using tablets.

The sample of non-IDP respondents: a probabilistic (representative)stratified territorial two-stage.The sample size was 1,345 respondents.

The sample of respondents from among IDPs: targeted, quota by gender, and age.The following sources and channels of recruitment were used to recruit IDP respondents:

  • lists of clients of the Departments of social protection of the population;
  • lists of clients of Centers for social services for families, children, and youth;
  • “snowball” method.

The sample size of IDPs is 1,016 respondents.