Presentation & Discussion
Do 07 Dez 2023 | 17:00–18:30

“Children and pets are not allowed”: Housing the Internally Displaced People in Ukraine after Full-scale Invasion

Galyna Sukhomud, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, presents research about the housing for IDPs in Ukraine

Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin

Photo of provisional dormitory
photo by Galyna Sukhomud

The Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine caused enormous displacement and destruction of residential infrastructure adding a housing crisis to other multiple challenges faced by the country. The situation has been aggravated by systemic challenges in the Ukrainian housing sphere and limited interventions to alleviate the housing needs of the internally displaced people (IDPs). The IDPs have to rely on the patchwork temporary shelter solutions coordinately by local governance, civil society, and international aid organizations or turn to unregulated rental markets with precarious conditions. The presentation will overview the housing system for IDPs in Ukraine and the major problems of the IDPs in accessing affordable and secure housing. Particular attention will be given to the development of the rental market in Western Ukrainian cities and the housing pathways of the displaced navigating between market and non-market options, returning home, and moving abroad.

Galyna Sukhomud is an urbanist and researcher with key areas of expertise in housing and forced migration, housing politics in Ukraine, and post-conflict urban recovery. She holds a Master’s degree in European Urban Studies from Bauhaus University Weimar. Currently, she is a research associate at the Institute for European Urban Studies at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and a research adviser at NGO New Housing Policy in Kyiv. She is also a coordinator of the working group Crises, Conflict, and Recovery at the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR).


The presentation will be held in English. For participation on-site, we kindly ask for prior registration via prisma(at)

In-person location:
Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin

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