February 2022 called into action a myriad of stakeholders. Various accommodation providers were among them, ready to shelter people from war-affected Ukraine across all regions in Slovakia. Whether from a humanitarian motive, willingness to help or simply responsibility and duty, the migration situation following the invasion in Ukraine requested a prompt, all-hands-on-deck approach.
With increasing global migration and forced displacement, many migrants face risks of insecurity, violence, exploitation, abuse, and violation of their rights. During the seminar we have looked at what makes migrants vulnerable and how to protect them, which kind of power passports have in global mobility as well as in access to opportunities, and why we keep hearing about migrant caravans. Listen to a series of podcasts of the European Migration Network (EMN) Slovakia on this topic.
The regional offices of the IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) held 14 events in 8 different cities in Slovakia for over 760 people, mainly members of Ukrainian communities. Participants in the regions could benefit from important information and free advice on temporary protection, safe work or social security, but also cultural events or a celebration of Ukrainian Independence Day.
She decided to leave Ukraine with her son. The thought of losing him became unbearable. How has Yuilia’s life changed a year after the the outbroke of the war?
Tatiana is a mother of two daughters, and she hopes she will be able to provide for them with a chance for a normal childhood outside the war zone.
Watch the IOM Slovakia discussion held in Martin in March 2019 during the event We Are Also At Home Here with interesting guests from Afghanistan and Kenya, who talked about their life stories and why they chose to stay in Slovakia. Videorecording: Turiec Television. Slovak language.
Are you going to travel or work abroad? Download the mobile application SAFE Travel & Work Abroad and do not become a victim of human trafficking. The app is available for free: Google Play, App Store, website www.safe.iom.sk. You can use the app in education about human trafficking.