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Round Table Conference was held on the initiative of the SOS Charity Fund

May 26, on the initiative of the SOS Charity Fund: Civil Defence Headquarters, a round table conference was held in Kamianets-Podilskyi to coordinate the efforts of local communities of Kamianets-Podilskyi, local businesses, volunteers and government officials to attract investment, relocated business and valuable staff among the number of IDPs.

Communities have already begun to build long-term plans that include the presence of IDPs.

The community of Kamianets-Podilskyi shared its experience of cooperation with volunteers, businessmen and various non-governmental organizations in providing humanitarian assistance, food, land for gardening, the opportunity to wash clothes and take a shower. Both IDPs and locals can also use the Education Hub to retrain or improve their education. Plans for the renovation of old housing buildings for IDPs have been announced. The launch of mobile hospitals together with the Ukrainian Red Cross has been announced. The mayor of Kamianets-Podilskyi told about the experience of setting up a children’s town – an entertainment and educational centre organized in cooperation with the SOS Charity Fund, UNICEF and the office of Deputy Prime Minister Olha Stefanishena. The city authorities also supported the activities of the SOS: Civil Defence Headquarters Charity Fund in opening a public hair salon and the Stock Centre of humanitarian aid. In both cases, jobs have been created for IDPs.

In addition, the charity, headed by Anatolii Kovalskyi, promotes the relocation of businesses from hot spots. An example is a garment factory that moved from Skadovsk to Kamianets-Podilskyi and now sews products for the military.

IT volunteers have developed an IT base for SOS: Civil Defence Headquarters, which allows not only to coordinate efforts to provide IDPs with humanitarian aid, but also to employ specialists among the number of temporarily displaced persons. The organization is ready to share the working out completely free of charge. UTC chairmen were asked to introduce such a system in all communities.

The united territorial communities were also asked to fill in e-passports, which will describe their potential to attract foreign investment and business from other regions, as each community of Kamianets-Podilskyi district is unique and has inexhaustible economic potential.