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On 18 June, IOM Slovakia joined UNHCR, state representatives and local NGOs in Košice and Bratislava to commemorate our responsibilities and strengthen our assistance to people who were forced to flee their homes due to conflicts, persecution or natural disasters.

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When Yelyzaveta woke up on 24 February and saw on the news that Ukraine had been invaded, the first thing she did was to take out her suitcase. “We didn’t know what to expect, but I wanted to be prepared to leave,” she explains.

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Data as of 22 June 2022 – 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).

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In April, IOM Slovakia opened 15 online courses of Slovak language for people from Ukraine with temporary refuge in Slovakia. Furthermore, IOM organizes 10 in-person courses in facilities providing assistance to people fleeing war in Ukraine:at the Gabcikovo Accommodation Facility, at the Slovak-Ukrainian Community House in Bratislava and at the Bottova Assistance Centre in Bratislava.

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IOM continuously conducting community workshops on a regular basis at the Gabcikovo Accommodation Facility for displaced youth from Ukraine. They can propose topics of workshops that help them cope with different situations they experience in their daily life; build cooperation, respect, tolerance and overcome stereotypes as well.

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On 7 June 2022, IOM delivered the first module of trainings focused on human trafficking to employees of Slovak NGO Human Rights League (HRL). They provide legal counselling to Ukrainian refugees at the Bottova Assistance Centre in Bratislava.

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On 8 June 2022, at the Career Expo Kosice event, International Organization for Migration (IOM) provided information on the Slovak labour market to more than 50 Ukrainian citizens who were interested in finding a job. They were also provided with crucial legal counselling about employment according to the Slovak law.

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At the beginning of May, IOM organized two Be Safe workshops for 11 to 16 years old children and teenagers in the accommodation facility in Gabcikovo. Altogether 37 young people learnt about the prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation.

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IOM continues providing information, counselling, and daily support to people affected by the war in Ukraine who have found a refuge in the Gabcikovo Accommodation Facility, currently hosting about 900 people.

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Jakub Dostál, IOM Czechia; currently based in Eastern Slovakia

Right this morning, like every other morning during the past months at the IOM Office in Kosice where I am based now, I receive inflow and outflow data from Slovak authorities that I process for colleagues in Slovakia and abroad.