IOM Ukraine Response Update | International Organization for Migration

Cross-border Movements from Ukraine to 0930, 04 March

  • 1.25 million – people today compelled to leave Ukraine.
  • Poland – 672,000.
  • Moldova – 194,000.
  • Hungary – 133,000.
  • Slovakia – 89,600.
  • Not known – 180,000.
  • Third-State Nationals (TCNs) – 78,800.
  • Nationals from 138 international locations have crossed the borders into neighbouring states.

Source: Federal government Ministries in respective countries.


On 3rd-Place Nationals

IOM welcomes the final decision by the Council of the European Union to offer you momentary defense to these fleeing Ukraine and reiterate IOM’s readiness to support with applying the directive.

We hope to see a wide application that handles absolutely everyone in need.

Men, gals and kids including migrant staff and pupils dwelling in Ukraine are going through acute challenges as they try to leave conflict-afflicted places, cross borders into neighboring nations around the world and seek out life-saving aid. 

Far more than 78,800 3rd-region nationals have crossed into neighbouring nations.

We have credible and verified data from associates and humanitarians current on borders with neighboring nations around the world have documented discrimination in opposition to several third-region nationals arriving in neighboring countries. They have also documented acts of xenophobia centered on people’s race, ethnicity and nationality. We have also witnessed the overwhelming testimonies shared in Media from folks who have been subject matter to discrimination.

Third-nation nationals noted acquiring confronted discrimination on their journey. States need to have to investigate and act immediately to make certain that every person fleeing the conflict is handled humanely, and offered access to territory and security.

We have been contacted by dozens of international locations trying to find IOM’s support in returning their citizens.

Final 7 days we introduced Info Hotlines in Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Lithuania and Slovakia to supply critical information and facts to individuals on the transfer.


IOM Flash Appeal – USD 350 million


Operational Update


  • 8 industry offices ready to mobilize when the protection condition makes it possible for.
  • Yesterday in Ukraine we shipped unexpected emergency aid to 500 elderly and disabled persons.


  • We are seeing 24–36 hrs wait time at the border.
  • Supporting the operations at 9 reception centres together the border and are. mobilizing shipping of non-foods things (NFIs) and other support.


  • Doing work with French NGO SOS to ship tents and 4,000 sleeping baggage to the border and with Earth Central Kitchen area to present incredibly hot meals to refugees and TCNs in Moldova.
  • IOM is distributing NFIs on the border.


  • IOM Romania is working on a regional agreement with AirBnB to accommodate 100,000 migrants in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania.


  • Liaising with embassies to provide return support to TCNs.


For more facts, be sure to make contact with:

In Moldova: Joe Lowry, [email protected], +373 686 97118,  +43 660 377 6404 

In Geneva: Safa Msehli, [email protected] +41 79 403 5526 

In Brussels: Ryan Schroeder, [email protected], +32 492 25 02 34