Ukraine: Forced Migration Information Hub

Information sources

Here, we list a select range of websites that provide up-to-date information on the Russian attack on Ukraine, links to a selection of key documents and analyses, and podcasts of academic events. The documents and links are limited to the topics of "forced migration," "integration," "legal situation," and "war." The information provided on the websites and the reports consists of primarily analytical and/or scholarly information, as well as some relevant primary sources. We deliberately focus on essential sources to provide a short and thus user-friendly list. 

Research Paper: Refugees Fleeing the Invasion of Ukraine. How host country integration policies support refugees
  • Edo Omic
  • Jana Strien

  • Integration
Willkommenskultur 2.0 Die Aufnahme von Ukraine-Flüchtlingen durch die EU: Vorbild für den Umgang mit Schutzsuchenden allgemein? (in German)
  • Petra Bendel

Contribution to the anthology “Wende in Europa. Ausblick auf eine neue Zeit. Berichte zur Lage der Nation” (Thomas Mirow, Publisher), pp 217-240

  • Legal situation & policy analysis
Zeitenwende in der Flüchtlings- und Asylpolitik 2022? Handlungsempfehlungen für lernende Systeme (in German)
  • Rainer Ohliger

  • Integration
Geflüchtete aus der Ukraine: Knapp die Hälfte beabsichtigt längerfristig in Deutschland zu bleiben (in German)
  • Herbert Brücker et al.

July 12, 2023

  • Integration
Ukraine - Internal Displacement Report - General Population Survey Round 13

July 3, 2023

  • Forced migration
The clock is ticking for temporary protection: What comes next?
  • Caitlin Katsiaficas
  • Martin Wagner
  • Justyna Segeš Frelak

March 1, 2023

In March 2025 at the latest, temporary protection for people fleeing Ukraine comes to an end. Determining what comes next is a complex process in which host countries must navigate multiple policy options, practical considerations, and political and economic interests. There is no time to waste in developing a coordinated approach, particularly due to the large number of people concerned, the range of countries involved, and the prospect of necessary legislative changes.

  • Legal situation & policy analysis
Fleeing Ukraine: Displaced people’s experiences in the EU

February 28, 2023

This report presents the findings of FRA’s 2022 online survey of displaced people from Ukraine. It covers the 10 EU countries that host a large number of people under temporary protection – Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Spain. Some 14,685 respondents shared their views of arriving and settling in the EU. These provide a unique insight into their experiences and feelings, including those of violence.

The survey findings also illustrate the challenges inherent in applying an instrument of temporary protection to a situation that is likely to have a long-term impact on people and our societies.

  • Forced migration
Hidden Hardship: 1 Year Living in Forced Displacement for Refugees from Ukrainen
  • Noor Lekkerkerker
  • Noëlle van Glabbeek
  • Charmain Mohamed

February 21, 2023

  • Integration
Surveys of Arriving Migrants from Ukraine (SAM - UKR)

February 2, 2023

On 11 April 2022, the EUAA in partnership with OECD launched the Surveys of Arriving Migrants from Ukraine (SAM - UKR). The goal of this project is to collect data directly from displaced people fleeing the war in Ukraine into the EU, on their journey, vulnerability, needs, future aspirations, registration process, family situation and current situation.

  • Forced migration
Kurzstudie „Geflüchtete aus der Ukraine in Deutschland. Flucht, Ankunft und Leben“ (in German)

December 15, 2022

  • Integration
5. MIDEM-Jahresstudie: Europa und die Fluchtmigration aus der Ukraine (in German)
  • Hans Vorländer

December 6, 2022

New MIDEM annual study reveals differences in attitudes toward migration across Europe.

  • Integration
Reception and Integration of Refugees from Ukraine: The Voice of Social Service Providers
  • Abriel Schieffelers

November 28, 2022

Eurodiaconia released our report today on the reception and integration of refugees from Ukraine highlighting the perspective of non-profit social service providers. The report was released at an event hosted today at the Eurodiaconia office highlighting our members’ work to assist in the integration of refugees from Ukraine, the challenges the face, and lessons learned for broader migration policy.

  • Integration
Forced displacement from and within Ukraine: Profiles, experiences, and aspirations of affected populations

October 28, 2022

  • Forced migration
The Ukrainian Refugee Situation: Lessons for EU Asylum Policy
  • Bernd Parusel
  • Valeriia Varfolomieieva

September 16, 2022

This SIEPS European Policy Analysis seeks to explore and explain the main differences between the EU’s management of the Ukrainian refugee emergency and other major refugee arrivals in the recent past. It then considers the possible consequences of the Ukrainian refugee situation for the evolution of the CEAS and the Migration Pact.

  • Legal situation & policy analysis
Zeitenwende in der Asyl- und Migrationspolitik? (in German)
  • Steffen Angenendt
  • David Kipp
  • Anne Koch

June 27, 2022

The EU accepts refugees from Ukraine without bureaucracy. Some speak of a two-class system, others hope for overdue reforms.

  • Legal situation & policy analysis
Spaces of internal displacement: Understanding the hidden urban geographies of armed conflict in Ukraine
  • Oleksii Havryliuk

March 31, 2022

  • Forced migration
Putin's Gulag-Based Empire Of Abduction, Deportation, & Modern Slavery
  • Brad Blitz
  • Alexandra Lewis

March 31, 2022

Single but important rare report about deportations form Ukraine to and camps in Russia.

  • Forced migration
Maintaining Mobility for Those Fleeing the War in Ukraine From Short-term Protection to Longer-term Perspectives
  • Steffen Angenendt
  • Nadine Biehler
  • Raphael Bossong
  • David Kipp
  • Anne Koch

March 24, 2022

  • Integration
How large will the Ukrainian refugee flow be, and which EU countries will they seek refuge in?
  • Mikael Elinder
  • Oscar Erixson
  • Olle Hammar

March 23, 2022

The report is based on annuals surveys and shows decreasing migration aspirations since 2014, 2015.

  • Forced migration
IAB-Forschungsbericht. Die Folgen des Ukraine-Kriegs für Migration und Integration. Eine erste Einschätzung (in German)
  • Herbert Brücker
  • Laura Goßner
  • Andreas Hauptmann
  • Philipp Jaschke
  • Kamal Kassam
  • Yuliya Kosyakova
  • Ignat Stepanok

March 2, 2022

Reception and integration potential in Germany.

  • Integration
The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Scope, Patterns and Future Development of Displacement. Short Analysis.
  • Franck Düvell
  • Iryna Lapshyna

March 17, 2022

Ukrainian refugees need security. EU’s temporary protection can’t give it
  • Zeynep Şahin Mencütek

March 11, 2022

Die russische Bedrohung der Ukraine: Was könnte das für Vertreibung und Flucht bedeuten?
  • Franck Düvell
  • Iryna Lapshyna

February 14, 2022