Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine on 24 February 2022, an increasing number of Ukrainian refugees and third-country nationals (TCNs) entering neighbouring countries has been registered as a result of the war in Ukraine.
As of 21 January 2023, Slovak authorities have reported 1,230,709 arrivals from Ukraine, out of which 1,133,580 were Ukrainian refugees and 60,219 TCNs and EU nationals.
From the very first days, IOM has been providing support and immediate assistance to war-affected populations arriving in Slovakia including Ukrainian refugees and TCNs.
To date, IOM’s operations have concetrated on ensuring access to safe, dignified and sustainable living conditions of people on the run through:
In person immediate assistance and response to immediate refugee needs at border points of entry and dedicated registration centres.
Legal, social and job counselling and referrals to Ukrainian refugees as well as to third country nationals through IOM’s Migration Information Centre infoline, email and website.
Provision of emergency humanitarian aid to people in need in Ukraine and people fleeing Ukraine.
Capacity building on counter-trafficking, prevention of sexual exploitation, gender-based violence and other topics for frontline workers, healthcare professionals, volunteers etc.
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
Provision of mental health and psychosocial support to people fleeing the war and currently living in Slovakia.
Assistance to persons fleeing the war in Ukraine with temporary accommodation in partnership with the Airbnb.
Data collection on displacement, people’s needs and intentions to better understand mobility dynamics in the region and strengthen the response to the crisis.
Watch more: IOM Slovakia’s Response to the #Ukrainecrisis
IOM Global and Regional resources:
Read the reports from Slovakia:
IOM Slovakia response was generously funded by:
The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Airbnb, the Council of Europe Development Bank, France, the German Federal Foreign Office, the Government of Japan, the Government of the Republic of Korea, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Government of Sweden, the Swiss-Europe Rapid Response Fund, and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.
Migration Information Centre to Support Integration of Migrants in Slovakia (phase IX, Individual Project). The project is co-funded by the European Union from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). Home Affairs Funds.