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Looking for a safe place – How refugees live after arriving in the European Union

Almost two years ago, on February 24, 2022, the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops began. Many people were forced to leave the country or move to the west immediately. According to the UNHCR, 13.7 million Ukrainians have left their country since that February, 6.4 have since returned to Ukraine. The destination for many are countries in the European Union. A story about the situation of refugees in the European Union, based on data, personal stories and assessments of people working in refugee aid. It shows that the difficulties for refugees often do not end with arrival in a safe country.

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Made by Anastasiia Dobarina, Salomé Javakhishvili, Sofiia Kosovska and Elias Oberparleiter

Mentor: Yvonne Widler

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Photo credit: Elisabeth Sellmeier / Caritas