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On 20 September 2022, IOM Slovakia organized a training for the representatives of organisations and institutions that are present at the Bottova Assistance Centre in Bratislava and assist people fleeing the war in Ukraine.

As a follow up to the August donations of humanitarian aid, on 20 September 2022, IOM in coordination with the Nitra Community Foundation delivered another 7,209 pieces of clothing to the Community Center for Work and Knowledge Mobility (COMIN) in Nitra.

People fleeing the war in Ukraine are exposed to highly stressful situations so humane and supportive assistance are of upmost importance. Apart from basic needs such as food and accommodation, many of the people fleeing war also need psychosocial interventions.

As part of its response to the needs of displaced people who had to leave their homes because of the war in Ukraine and found a temporary shelter in Slovakia, IOM continues delivering humanitarian aid in cooperation with its partner organisations in different sites across Slovakia.

According to IOM Slovakia data, sixty two per cent of the respondents who fled Ukraine to Slovakia indicated they would return to Ukraine once it was safe, while twenty per cent did not know their long-term intentions and fourteen per cent expected to stay in Slovakia.

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, more than 1,150 people from Ukraine have taken the opportunity to learn the Slovak language at courses organised by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Slovakia.

IOM Director General António Vitorino, Kyiv:

I have been deeply affected by the unimaginable human suffering and destruction that I have witnessed during the last four days spent in Ukraine.

IOM continues to promptly react to the needs of people fleeing war in Ukraine and on 2 September 2022 delivered another batch of humanitarian assistance to the Accommodation Facility in the town Martin in the premises of a high school dormitory.

Forty-nine per cent of those interviewed who crossed the border back to Ukraine declared an intent to remain in Ukraine, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) data released as of 17 August 2022.

In June 2022, IOM Slovakia delivered the first batch of non-food humanitarian aid with 139 cleaning sets and 245 hygienic items to secure basic needs of visitors of BUBO Asylum House at Dunajska Street in Bratislava with a capacity of two hundred beds for people without roof above their heads that fled war in Ukraine.