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From the very first days of the conflict in Ukraine, a team led by Mária Jackulíková from the St. Elisabeth’s University of Health and Social Work provide inevitable medical assistance to people fleeing war in Ukraine and entering Slovakia at the Vyšné Nemecké Point of Entry.

IOM Regional Ukraine Response – Situation Report #19 / 19 May 2022:

8.02 million internally displaced persons in Ukraine; 6.36 million refugees have fled Ukraine; 249,411 third country nationals have arrived in Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, and Moldova; 514 million USD funding requirement.

On Sunday 8 May, First Lady of the United States Jill Biden visited Eastern Slovakia. At the beginning, she went to the Košice Hotspot where on a daily basis the IOM staff provide information and counselling for people from Ukraine who search for a safe refuge in Slovakia.

What are the most common myths about foreigners and migration and what is the reality, how the International Organization for Migration (IOM) helps refugees in Ukraine and Slovakia and interesting educational materials about migration you could find out at the IOM Slovakia information stand during Europe Day in the Old Market Hall in Bratislava on 9 May.

IOM Regional Ukraine Response – Situation Report #18 / 12 May 2022:

8.02 million internally displaced persons in Ukraine; 5.98 million refugees have fled Ukraine; 245,029 third country nationals have arrived in Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, and Moldova; 437,000 reached by IOM’s response in Ukraine since 24 February.

IOM delivered blankets for an immediate distribution for people fleeing war temporary accommodated in Kosice, ensured health safety of refugees, helped mothers and their babies on their move to Slovakia and provided the City of Košice with the rental of the bus transfer for people in need. This IOM assistance was made possible by financial support from the Japanese Government.

In April and first days of May 2022, IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) opened free Slovak language courses for 5 classes of Ukrainian citizens in in-person format in Bratislava and Gabčíkovo Accommodation Facility and for 15 classes in online format.

Geneva – The number of people internally displaced by the war in Ukraine has surpassed the 8 million mark, according to the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) latest report, based on the survey conducted between 17 April and 3 May 2022.

IOM Slovakia in coordination with partners provides information and counselling to conflict-affected people fleeing Ukraine that have been living in Gabčíkovo Accommodation Facility that is currently housing over 700 people who fled war in Ukraine.

IOM just released its 2nd rapid needs assessment report that presents analysis of 481 interviews conducted face-to-face with Ukrainian refugees and Third Country Nationals fleeing war in Ukraine. The responses to the survey on displacement patterns, needs and intention were collected between 9 March and 21 April 2022.