Hidden Hardship: 1 Year Living in Forced Displacement for Refugees from Ukraine

“One year on and with no end in sight to this conflict, it is the policies that are laid down now that will determine the future of refugees and the communities who host them in neighbouring countries,” said Carlo Gherardi, NRC’s Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe.

Upcoming Friday marks one year since the escalation of the international armed conflict in Ukraine, which caused the largest single displacement in Europe since WWII. Neighbouring countries Poland, Romania, and the Republic of Moldova have been at the forefront of receiving refugees fleeing Ukraine since then.

Together with the Norwegian Refugee Council, Upinion engaged in a conversation with nearly 1500 refugees from Ukraine, including from the Roma population, in these neighbouring countries. Our newly-published report sheds light on their experiences, challenges faced, and return intentions: