Slovakia — Surveys with Refugees from Ukraine: Needs, Intentions, and Integration Challenges (Jan-Mar 2023)
Mar 31 2023
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%)