People fleeing the war in Ukraine are exposed to highly stressful situations so humane and supportive assistance are of upmost importance. Apart from basic needs such as food and accommodation, many of the people fleeing war also need psychosocial interventions.
As part of its response to the needs of displaced people who had to leave their homes because of the war in Ukraine and found a temporary shelter in Slovakia, IOM continues delivering humanitarian aid in cooperation with its partner organisations in different sites across Slovakia.
According to IOM Slovakia data, sixty two per cent of the respondents who fled Ukraine to Slovakia indicated they would return to Ukraine once it was safe, while twenty per cent did not know their long-term intentions and fourteen per cent expected to stay in Slovakia.
Ivan arrived to Slovakia where he came for work. However, he lost his residence permit and received an entry ban covering the EU. He had to leave Slovakia. Find out how his story continues.
With IOM assistance, Yuliya successfully returned from Slovakia to Ukraine and begin a new life in the capital. After a couple of years we were curious how her story has continued since.
Watch the IOM Slovakia discussion held in Martin in March 2019 during the event We Are Also At Home Here with interesting guests from Afghanistan and Kenya, who talked about their life stories and why they chose to stay in Slovakia. Videorecording: Turiec Television. Slovak language.
Are you going to travel or work abroad? Download the mobile application SAFE Travel & Work Abroad and do not become a victim of human trafficking. The app is available for free: Google Play, App Store, website www.safe.iom.sk. You can use the app in education about human trafficking.