In January, IOM distributed two wheelchairs for adults and children with disabilities in the Kosice hotspot. Wheelchairs can significantly help people with disabilities with the transfer.
Data as of 24 January 2023 – Since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine on 24 February 2022, IOM has provided support and immediate assistance to affected populations arriving in Slovakia including Ukrainian refugees and Third Country Nationals (TCNs).
In December 2022, IOM donated 30 kitchen sets to people who fled the war in Ukraine and who are now accomodated in Housing Assistance Programme in Kosice.
International Organization for Migration (IOM) helps distributing food aid to people who flee the war in Ukraine. Every day, approximately 60 parcels of non-perishable food from Social Food Dispensary are provided or directly distributed to families and individuals in need who found a safe refuge in Michalovce and in the surrounding.
People fleeing war and conflicts might be of need of assistance to cope with the new and old situations they might have experienced in their war-torn country and on their run to a place of refuge. They are often challenged to build their social life from scratch.
In November and December 2022, IOM Slovakia delivered to the central warehouse of Caritas Slovakia more than 6,500 hygiene kits for women, men, children and also 280 packs of diapers for babies.
Freezing weather, snow, rain and harsh weather conditions make border crossing much harder for people fleeing the war in Ukraine. On Slovak-Ukrainian points of entries in Ubla and Vysne Nemecke, in Michalovce Registration Centre and in Hotspot Kosice, IOM Slovakia (IOM) donated winter clothes for those who need it.
In December 2022, IOM Slovakia delivered two wheelchairs for disabled people who fled the war in Ukraine and look for assistance in the Michalovce Registration Centre.
IOM consultants provided war-affected people from Ukraine living in the Gabcikovo Accommodation Centre with information about temporary protection and related rights, and ways how to obtain temporary residence permit in Slovakia.