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Results are for the period of 24 February – 20 September 2022:

4,648 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.

8,622 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.

425,368 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.

168 professionals trained in counter-trafficking

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

IOM conducted another 34 trainings for 385 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.

283 beneficiaries of cash assistance

Since June 2022, IOM has been 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.

652 people provided with psychological support

IOM provided psychological first aid to 179 adults and 41 children and additional individual psychological counselling to 218 adults and 62 children.

War-affected people have also been assisted by participating in group sessions. Ninety-three adults and children participated using this format of support, while 51 adults and children participated in socio-relational activities. Another 8 people received support with referrals 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.

50 classes of IOM Slovak language courses

From the outbreak of the war, over 1,150 Ukrainian citizens have learnt Slovak language in 30 classes in an online format and in 20 in-person classes in Bottova Assistance Centre in Bratislava, Gabcikovo Accommodation Facility, Presov and Kosice.

9,954 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 630 trucks, equating to 13,230 metric tons of goods.

From this and pre-existing supplies in the IOM Supply Chain Hub in Slovakia, IOM managed to ship 474 trucks of goods to Ukraine, equating to a volume of 9,954 metric tons.

In response to Ukrainian refugees and TCNs arriving in Slovakia, IOM donated in Slovakia following humanitarian aid: 1,200 blankets, over 14,100 hygiene kits and items, over 22,100 pcs of clothing, nearly 4,700 items of cleaning and kitchen sets, appliances (including defibrilator, fans, refrigerators, clothes dryers, washing maschines and vacuum cleaners), non-perishable food items, equipment for breastfeeding and baby care room, and other items.

1,200 blankets for people in need

IOM delivered blankets for people in need in the Kosice municipality and Michalovce Registration Centre for immediate distribution across temporary accommodation sites.

1 breastfeeding and baby care room equipped

IOM secured dignified and private space for mothers and their babies when crossing the border in Vysne Nemecke and equipped a dedicated room with vital supplies.

5,215 hygiene kits for people on the run

IOM delivered 1,135 kits for people in need to the Michalovce large scale registration centre, 1,000 kits to Zakovce to be distributed to 5 another spots, 1,000 kits to the community centre COMIN in Nitra, 900 kits to the Gabcikovo Accommodation Facility and 1,000 kits to 2 centres in Bratislava (Aupark Shopping Center and BUBO Asylum House).

Another 180 baby kits IOM delivered to the community centre COMIN in Nitra.

295 beneficiaries of accommodation

IOM assisted 278 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 17 persons with housing in Kosice.

1,486 surveys

IOM conducted data collection across key sites through 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 290 assessments across key sites in the country.