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Tetyana Lomakina is Commissioner
of the President of Ukraine for the
Ukraine wants to become
a member of the European Union.
In 2009, Ukraine signed a Convention
about the rights of people with disabilities.
And in 2010, the Convention
was respected in Ukraine.
Ukraine was planning
to end institutionalisation
and to end guardianship.
But, the plans were interrupted
because of the war started by Russia.
The Ukranian government knows
how hard it is for families of people
with intellectual disabilities to live at war.
The families had to support
people with intellectual disabilities
with few money and had
to move out of houses.
The Ukranian government
knows that people with
intellectual disabilities have needs.
People with intellectual disabilities
need to have a job, to have a
support person and to have a house.
Inclusion Europe created a fund
to help people with intellectual
disabilities and their families.
Many other NGOs supported
the help for Ukraine and gave
money to the fund.
The money helped a lot of
families of people with intellectual
disabilities to survive the war.
The Ukranian government thanks
Inclusion Europe and its members
for supporting people with
intellectual disabilities in Ukraine.
Many members of VGO Coalition
talked about how the members
have used the money from the fund.
The members of VGO Coalition
thanks Inclusion Europe and its
members for creating a fund
to help families of people
with intellectual disabilities in Ukraine.
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