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




DTM Europe,
Period Covered
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: the top three regions of origin were Kharkivska (14%), Donetska (9%) and Dnipropetrovska (8%).

Intentions to move: back to a place of origin in Ukraine (52%), no intention to move (37%), to another country (1.7%) - mainly to Poland, Germany, and Canada.

Top three needs upon return:* cash support (22%), job placement (19%) and housing (16%). 

Employment status: employed (33%), unemployed and looking for a  job  (28%), daily worker (14%), self-employed (3%), student, student (2%), unemployed and not looking for a job (7%), maternity/paternity leave (2%), retired (10%).

Top three areas of assistance received:* financial support (44%), accommodation (29%) and food supplies (8%).

Top three inclusion challenges:* financial issues (26%), language  (13%) and documentation issues (13%).