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IOM released a displacement analysis of third-country nationals (TCNs) arriving from Ukraine to Slovakia and those who exiting the country towards Ukraine. A pilot report published in Slovakia for the period of 24 February – 25 April 2022 highlighted that more than 60 percent of the entries of TCNs from Ukraine to Slovakia occurred before 10 March, with a peak of entries (8,391) between 27 February and 2 March 2022.

On 26 April 2022, IOM Slovakia lecturers conducted a counter-trafficking training for 14 partners involved in provision of services at the Gabčíkovo Accommodation Facility that is currently housing over 700 people that fled war in Ukraine.

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is today appealing for USD 514 million to support its continued response to the humanitarian needs of war-affected people in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.

IOM has conducted face-to-face surveys with Ukrainian refugees and third country nationals (TCNs) fleeing the war in Ukraine and arriving in Slovakia. The analysis of a first round of 161 surveys on displacement, people’s needs and intentions – collected between 9 and 30 March 2022 – were published in the first report from Slovakia.

Uzhhorod/Ukraine – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has begun rehabilitating unused and damaged buildings including school dormitories and hotels to provide safer temporary accommodation to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Zakarpattia Region, Ukraine, as part of a new shelter rehabilitation programme targeting almost 1 million IDPs.

At IOM’s warehouse in Košice, a city in eastern Slovakia roughly 100 kilometres from the border with Ukraine, there is more to the simple loading of boxes than first meets the eye.

Geneva – More than 600,000 additional people were internally displaced in Ukraine in the first 17 days of April according to the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) latest report released today, pushing the total number of internally displaced since the beginning of the war to over 7.7 million, 17 per cent of the country’s population.

IOM responded to the urgent need of securing dignified and private space for mothers and their babies fleeing Ukraine when crossing the border in Vysne Nemecke. On 11 April 2022, IOM in cooperation with St. Elisabeth’s University of Health and Social Sciences equipped a dedicated room.

New York – Thank you so much Madame President, and thank you for giving IOM the opportunity to speak to you today.

As it has just been said by Kelly, more than 12 million Ukrainians and third-country nationals have already been forced to leave their homes since the beginning of this war.

In response to Ukrainian refugees and TCNs arriving in Slovakia, International Organization for Migration (IOM) delivered 500 blankets to the Kosice municipality and 700 blankets for immediate distribution to the Michalovce Registration Centre on 1 April 2022.