Since 24 February 2022, an increasing number of refugees from Ukraine and other third-country nationals (TCNs) entering Slovakia has been registered as a result of the war in Ukraine. As of 30 September, Slovak authorities have reported 846,761 border crossings from Ukraine, out of whom 92 per cent were reported to be refugees from Ukraine and 7 per cent as other (EU national or Third Country Nationals). At the same time, 616,009 border crossings to Ukraine have been reported since 24 February 2022.
This report is based on a survey launched by IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) with persons crossings to Ukraine from Slovakia since mid-April, and presents an analysis based on 324 surveys collected between 19 April and 30 September 2022 by IOM Slovakia trained enumerators.
Individuals crossing into Ukraine are not necessarily returnees and conclusions on definitive trends cannot be drawn. The sample is not representative of all persons crossing to Ukraine, and results should only be considered as indicative.