NGO "International Organization of Internally Displaced Persons with disabilities"

“We are from Ukraine”. Assistance to People with Special Needs in Latvia and Poland

The Russian-Ukrainian war has forced over 5 million Ukrainians to seek refuge from Russian aggression in other countries. Among the refugees, there are many individuals with disabilities who face challenges at every step. The lack of access to necessary rehabilitation tools or mobility aids, such as wheelchairs, crutches, and canes, complicates their daily functioning. Many […]

Ukrainians in Latvia. Help for refugees

On this page: Information line about available support for Ukrainian citizens in Latvia: +371 27 380 380 (on weekdays 9:00 – 17:00) Arrival to Latvia Upon arriving in Latvia through border checkpoints, individuals entering with biometric passports will undergo border control. If a person arrives without a travel document, they will be identified in cooperation […]

Additional information for people with disabilities in Poland

Residence legalization Poland does not have separate rules regarding the legalization of the stay of Ukrainian refugees with disabilities on its territory. The Law on assistance to citizens of Ukraine specifies certain benefits for people with disabilities, for example, when issuing a PESEL number (if a person due to a disability cannot personally submit an […]

Registration of disability status of citizens of Ukraine in Latvia

The Ukrainian Disability ID Card is not valid in Latvia. Ukrainians must undergo a medical examination in accordance with Latvian legislation, as countries have different approaches to disability assessment criteria and the support system as a whole. The Law “On Support of the Civilian Population of Ukraine” does not provide for equating a disability established […]