Romania — Surveys with Refugees from Ukraine: Needs, Intentions, and Integration Challenges (Jan-Mar 2023)




DTM Europe,
Period Covered
Jan 01 2023
Mar 31 2023
  • Survey

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.

Romania - Key findings:

  • High inclusion rate: 61% registered to healthcare services, 86% applied to EU temporary protection, 91% of the UA children are enrolled in a school.
  • Employment status: applied for a job (24%), employed (51%), unemployed and not looking for a  job (45%).
  • Main destination countries: 3% are transiting Romania with the top 3 destination countries: Lithuania, Germany and the UK.
  • Intention to stay: yes (51%), already settled (31%), Ukrainian residence (10%), does not know (4%), no (3%). 
  • Top areas of assistance received*: accommodation (57%), financial services (56%), food supplies (56%) or sanitary supplies (44%). 
  • Top inclusion challengeslanguage (74%) employment (25%), medical services (12%), children schooling (10%).
  • Main needs: financial support (57%), general information (51%), health services (50%), sanitary supplies (39%) and food supplies (36%).