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To draw on its long-term experience in the counter-trafficking, IOM Slovakia has taken an active role in chairing a Task Force on Trafficking in Persons within the coordinated response to Ukraine Crisis in Slovakia. The Task Force operates under the Protection Working Group led by UNHCR to support coordinated action to address risks of human trafficking and ensure respect for victims’ rights throughout the response.

Olena, IOM Slovakia consultant

I like to work for the IOM Slovakia team because I myself experienced the war in Ukraine and I was very pleased when my family met people in Slovakia who spoke our native language and could explain us what awaited us in this country.

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Slovakia published its third rapid needs and intentions assessment report based on 780 face-to-face surveys with Ukrainian refugees (99 per cent) and third-country nationals.

On 24 April 2022, IOM and a Ukrainian cultural mediator in cooperation with UNHCR and the Ukrainian House organized the Easter celebration in the Ukrainian tradition. It was the first big community gathering in the Gabcikovo Accommodation Facility.

UPDATED on 26 May 2022: The IOM Slovakia Migration Information Centre prepared basic information on conditions of employment in Slovakia for refugees, temporary refuge holders or asylum seekers from Ukraine. Information is available in Ukrainian, English and Slovak language as a leaflet or an online article on the IOM MIC website.

This article is available in English, Ukrainian and Slovak language

IOM, in cooperation with Airbnb.org, offers free and private accommodation to Ukrainian or a third country nationals who fled the war from Ukraine to Slovakia after 24 February. Any individual or family can request assistance with temporary accommodation.

On 23 May 2022, in response to the ongoing influx of people that fled war in Ukraine and their fundamental needs, IOM delivered 135 hygienic kits from its warehouse in Kosice to the Michalovce large scale registration centre for their immediate distribution for people in need from Ukraine. On a daily basis, Michalovce Registration Centre still assists dozens of them.

Geneva – More than eight million people are internally displaced in Ukraine due to the war, and a further 6.5 million have fled to safety across international borders. In response, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is scaling up the use of its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) tool to better understand mobility dynamics in the region and strengthen the Organization’s crisis response.

Kateryna, IOM Slovakia consultant

As a Ukrainian living in Slovakia, I was completely appalled when I heard about the Russian attack on Ukraine on the morning of 24 February 2022. Ever since then I felt like it was my responsibility to help my country in any way I possibly could.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and its Migration Information Centre (MIC) opened their stand on 18-19 May 2022 in Bratislava at the Profesia Days job fair. IOM MIC provided its services and information to dozens of people in Slovak, English, Ukrainian and Russian.