Lithuania — Surveys with Refugees from Ukraine: Needs, Intentions, and Integration Challenges (January - March 2023)




DTM Europe,
Période couverte
Jan 01 2023
Mar 31 2023
  • Survey
  • Flow Monitoring

This report is based on a survey of displacement patterns, needs and intentions conducted by IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in the 11 countries included in the Regional Response Plan for Ukraine in 2023: 6 countries neighbouring Ukraine – Belarus, Hungary, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania and Slovakia – and other 5 countries particularly impacted by the arrivals of refugees from Ukraine since the start of the war in February 2022– Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.


  • Top oblasts of origin: Kharkivska (18%), Khersonska(10%), Donetska (10%), Dnipropetrovska and the Kyiv city (9% each).
  • Intentions to move: no intention to move (92%), move to place of origin in Ukraine (1%), to another country (1%), where top three countries were Germany, Italy and Poland. 
  • Employment status: employed (35%), unemployed and looking for a job (23%), unemployed and not looking for a job (10%), retired (20%), on a maternity/paternity leave (6%).
  • Main occupations for those currently in employment: 27% in elementary occupations, 21% in services and sales positions, 9% professional workers and 9% plant machine operators/assemblers.
  • Top needs upon return:* financial support (27%), employment (18%), personal hygiene and sanitary supplies (15%), health services (14%).
  • Top inclusion challenges:* financial issues (24%), employment (20%), long-term housing(18%), language (18%), services (14%)