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.

From 1 December 2022 you can find International Organization for Migration (IOM) Sub-office in Košice at the new address: Floriánska 19, 040 01 Košice, 2nd floor. Read more about IOM contacts.

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.

On 30 November 2022, IOM delivered personal hygiene supplies to the Cultural centre Aktivity in Trencin. They will serve people fleeing the war in Ukraine, mostly women, children and elderly who came to Slovakia. The delivery contained 7,730 pieces of hygienic items, such as soaps, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper and shampoos.

Fifty-nine per cent of those interviewed who fled from Ukraine to Slovakia indicated they would return to Ukraine once it was safe, according to IOM Slovakia data. Fifteen per cent of them intended to stay in Slovakia in the long term and 21 per cent did not know their long-term plans.

On 4 November 2022, IOM made a donation to the Emergency House in Lamac in Bratislava that can provide temporary housing to 50 displaced people from Ukraine. The delivery was organized in the coordination with the District of Lamac.

Since 22 November 2022, IOM has distributed black felted boots to people over 60 years that fled the war in Ukraine and found a safe shelter in the Gabcikovo Accommodation Facility.

Thanks to the cooperation of IOM and the Cultural centre Aktivity, people who fled the war in Ukraine and currently live in Trencin region will be better prepared for the winter months coming.

International Organization for Migration (IOM) as the coordinator of the European Migration Network (EMN) in Slovakia is organizing an EMN Slovakia’s National Conference Dignified Labour Conditions as a Tool to Fight Modern Slavery which will take place on 1 December 2022 in Bratislava.