The second year of the war. Ukrainian refugees in Sweden.

On February 24, 2022, Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine began. Destroyed houses, schools, kindergartens, hospitals, factories - all this forced millions of Ukrainians to leave their native land and seek protection, security and stability in another country.

On March 4, 2022, the Directive on mass refugees came into effect, according to which Ukrainian refugees have legal grounds for living in EU countries. According to data on the website of the Migration Agency, Sweden has accepted more than 50,000 Ukrainians.

After a short time, approximately 14,000 Ukrainian refugees living in Sweden decided to leave the country. Of those who declared where they were going to move, more than half returned to Ukraine, some went to Poland, Germany and Norway.

There are many reasons to leave Sweden. Among the most important: obstacles to integration, catastrophically minimal financial support and a lack of vision for the country's future.

Report "Ukrainian refugees in Sweden. 2022-2024. Living conditions, needs and challenges of integration" was created by RefugeeHope. UA&SE is part of the project "The Second Year of the War. Ukrainian refugees in Sweden".

This report describes the living conditions and problems faced by Ukrainians in Swedish society, as well as the changes that have taken place over the past two years.

The document is based on legislative documents, reports of other state, non-governmental and non-governmental organizations, mass media and surveys.

This is an overview of living conditions, needs and problems of Ukrainian integration in Sweden.

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