Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine restrictions, the CF “Right to Protection” (R2P) team is actively organizing training and education events for the refugee communities.
We even managed to hold the group consultations. Everything, however, was in the online video conferencing format.
Since the beginning of the year, our colleagues have organized and conducted six online meetings for almost 70 refugees from Somalia, Afghanistan, Russia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and for a group of asylum seekers living in Temporary Accommodation Centre for refugees and asylum seekers in Yahotyn, Kyiv Region.
No matter where our beneficiaries come from and how they ended up in Ukraine, they are interested in the migration procedure.
- What happens after filling the application for complementary protection at the State Migration Service of Ukraine?;
- Which documents asylum seekers receive in Ukraine and what are their rights and responsibilities?;
- How long does the procedure take and which stages does it involve?;
- What to do in case of receiving a negative decision from the Migration Service and how to appeal it?;
- What are the opportunities for employment and/or education/training?;
- How to access medical services?;
- How to open your own business in Ukraine?;
- Which grant opportunities United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provide?;
- Which services and help do the state and international organizations offer?;
- How to register newborns?;
- How to acquire citizenship (when it is possible and when it’s not), get a residence permit (and why one shouldn’t consider it a “panacea” or a “proper” refugee document)?;
- What to do in case of document verification, detention, or extradition performed by the law enforcement agencies.
At the same time, each community is unique and has its very own characteristics and needs, by knowing which we can build effective communication and help solve current problems.
Follow the updates of the CF “Right to Protection” (R2P) Legal Assistance to Refugees and Stateless Persons Project on the Facebook and Twitter pages to see the most recent activities we are carrying out for the development of the Refugee Communities to help this extremely vulnerable category of people integrate into Ukrainian society. After all, we sincerely believe in multiculturalism and that everyone should have access to the procedure for obtaining complementary protection in Ukraine.