Most Ukrainian asylum seekers plan to return home – UN study

Опубліковано 18 July 2023 року, о 9:19

Most Ukrainian asylum seekers who fled the country due to russian aggression express their intention or hope to return home. This is according to the latest survey by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

For example, 76% of Ukrainians currently living in the EU and Moldova said they plan or hope to return permanently to their homeland.

In addition, Ukrainians living in neighboring European countries have a higher hope of returning home than those who were forced to leave for more distant countries on the European continent – 71% vs. 57%.

In addition, more than a third of Ukrainian asylum-seekers (39%) have made short-term visits to their home regions since their displacement.  It helps people stay in touch with their families and communities and make decisions about the terms of their eventual return.