Ukrainians who had to move abroad due to Russia’s brutal full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, as well as those that emigrated before due to various reasons, have positively contributed to the growth of hosting economies – this is how experts UCMC has talked to perceive the economic influence of the Ukrainian immigrants and refugees abroad.
In Poland, for instance, even before the full-scale war, Ukrainians made up much of the labor force on the market, and the absolute majority of them were men. After February 24, 2022, however, the situation changed rapidly: now mostly female candidates arrive in the country, and therefore, the labor market has been adjusting. Ukrainian migrants input a lot into the Polish economy not only as employees but also as customers, clients, and consumers. In addition, Ukrainian entrepreneurs start their own businesses in Poland creating jobs, another important contribution to economic development.
10 million Ukrainians had been living abroad before Russia’s full-scale invasion, making up the Ukrainian diaspora and migrants. Almost the same number, about 8 million Ukrainian refugees, had to move abroad due to the Russian war. Ukraine should start thinking now about ways to attract its nationals back home to ensure the recovery of Ukraine after its victory in the war.
UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.
If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center – https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine.
NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians – https://eac.org.ua/en/main-page/.
How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:
Come back alive – https://bit.ly/3Ct6O2L (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc);
CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – https://bit.ly/3Svas1G (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);
UNITED 24 – https://bit.ly/3M2mXiT (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)
Army SOS – https://bit.ly/3UYK168 (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);
Vostok SOS – https://bit.ly/3Ruut75 (raising funds for various needs of the army);
Phoenix Wings – https://bit.ly/3RvWSd0 (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).