Results are for the period of 24 February – 10 January 2023:

6,068 people assisted onsite

From the very first days of war in Ukraine, IOM provided in person immediate assistance, referrals, information on temporary refuge and on different life aspects in Slovakia to refugees at border crossing points and dedicated registration centres.

12,789 people assisted remotely

IOM´s Migration Information Centre (MIC) provided information and legal, social and job counselling to Ukrainians and non-EU nationals through infoline, email and other channels.

576,882 website visitors

People were searching for the useful information on entry and stay in Slovakia available in Ukrainian, Slovak, English and Russian at the MIC website www.mic.iom.sk.

414 professionals trained in counter-trafficking

Professionals involved in provision of services for refugees and TCNs participated in twenty four IOM trainings about counter-trafficking awareness and prevention.

IOM conducted another 44 trainings for 412 participants about protection from sexual exploitation and abuse, protection from gender balance violence, how to work with clients and intercultural communication. In addition, IOM held another induction training about mental health and psychosocial support for implementing partner and IOM psychologists.

614 beneficiaries of cash assistance

IOM provided cash assistance to people who are taking full-time care of adult Ukrainian citizens with disabilities and to adult Ukrainian citizens with specific needs.

5,388 people provided with psychological support

IOM provided psychological first aid to 672 adults and 139 children and additional individual psychological counselling to 764 adults and 171 children.

War-affected people have also been assisted by participating in group sessions. Nine hundred and eighty adults and children participated using this format of support, while 2,065 adults and children participated in socio-relational and 490 adults and children participated in psychoeducational activities. Another 17 people were referred to specialized services.

In addition to this suppport, IOM secures supervision of professionals from other institutions and helping organizations that provide services to people from Ukraine.

The support is realized also thanks to the cooperation with IPčko as the IOM´s implementing partner providing their counselling and assistance to people form Ukraine in all eight regions of Slovakia.

54 classes of IOM Slovak language courses

From the outbreak of the war, over 1,160 Ukrainian citizens have learnt Slovak language in 30 classes in an online format and in 24 in-person classes in Bottova Assistance Centre in Bratislava, Gabcikovo Accommodation Facility, Presov and Kosice.

13,251 tons of humanitarian aid

To support continued delivery of goods into Ukraine, since the beginning of the war IOM Supply Chain Hub in Slovakia has received 778 trucks, equating to 16,338 metric tons of goods.

From this and pre-existing supplies in the IOM Supply Chain Hub in Slovakia, IOM managed to ship 631 trucks of goods to Ukraine, equating to a volume of 13,251 metric tons.

In response to Ukrainian refugees and TCNs arriving in Slovakia, IOM donated in Slovakia the following humanitarian aid: 27,095 blankets, over 16,900 hygiene kits, over 93,754 pcs of clothing, more than 218 medical items such defibrillators, wheelchairs, walking aids, resuscitation figurine, crutches, equipment for breastfeeding and baby care room,  480 kitchen kits, 47,701 cleaning and hygiene items, and over 29,868 cleaning, kitchen items, appliances (including fans, refrigerators, clothes dryers, washing maschines and vacuum cleaners), non-perishable food items and other items.

609 beneficiaries of accommodation

IOM assisted 506 persons mainly in vulnerable situation – single mothers, elderly people and those with chronic illnesses – to find and secure temporary accommodation in Airbnb facilities in Slovakia and another 103 persons with housing in Kosice.

2,632 surveys

IOM conducted data collection across key sites through 1,935 face-to-face interviews with Ukrainian refugees and TCNs about their needs and intention across border crossing points and key sites in the country.

IOM continues to collect data in order to assess needs and intentions of people returning to Ukraine. To date, IOM has conducted 697 assessments across key sites in the country.