Slovakia — 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.

Slovakia - Key findings:

  • Top oblasts of origin: Kharkivska (22%), Dnipropetrovska (11%), Donetska oblast (11%) and Kyiv city (11%)
  • Intention to move: 84% have no intentions to move, 5% want to move to a different country (Top 3 destinations were:  Czechia, Germany, Canada), 4% would like to get back to their region of origin in Ukraine.
  • Education level: 50% completed tertiary, 7% post secondary and 32% upper secondary education.
  • Employment status: 30% employed and 34% unemployed respondents
  • Immediate needs: Financial support (49%), health services (47%), medicines (36%), support with employment (24%)
  • Inclusion challenges: Financial issues (43%), employment opportunities (26%), language barriers (26%), long term housing (20%)