Enduring hardships: Ukrainian refugees’ realities in Moldova and Poland two years on

Published 16. Apr 2024
A comparative analysis of the situation of refugees from Ukraine in Moldova and Poland.

As refugees from Ukraine in the Republic of Poland and the Republic of Moldova enter their third year of life in displacement, new data from a Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) survey conducted in between December 2023 until and February 2024, by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) reveals an urgent need for increased assistance and support.

The survey, which gathered responses from more than 1,100 individuals, provides in-depth insights into the hardships endured by refugees from the ongoing war in Ukraine. 

  • In Moldova, 71 per cent of respondents rely on humanitarian aid as their primary income source, and 37 per cent of respondents cannot meet basic needs despite receiving assistance.  
  • In Poland, 41 per cent of respondents mention they get insufficient income for themselves and their households.  
  • 57 per cent of respondents in Poland and 48 per cent in Moldova have been displaced for over 18 months. 
  • 43 per cent of respondents in Moldova and 44 per cent of respondents in Poland express uncertainty about their future.