More than a third of immigrants do not want to go home – the study

Больше трети переселенцев не хотят возвращаться домой – исследование

Immigrants learned the reasons for moving and their future plans.

In Ukraine, 37% of immigrants are not going home. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by the Ukrainian office of international research Agency IFAK INSTITUT and the charity organization Caritas Ukraine.

It also became known that 28% of respondents would like to go back and are considering it, and 27% would also like, but not yet decided. Another 8% could not answer.

Speaking about the reasons for the move, 82% of respondents cited fear for their lives because of the hostilities, 31% — bad living conditions, the destruction of housing and infrastructure, 13% — loss of jobs and lack of income sources. Another 10% mentioned the lack of recognition of DPR and LPR in the world, and 8% said they wanted to live in an independent Ukrainian state.

When choosing where to move and 42% relied on family and friends who helped with housing and construction. 16% are able to find a job, the same — in the best possible conditions of living compared to other cities. 15% on pre — selected housing and employment. As many wanted to remain closer to their former place of residence. A further 11 per cent specifically choose where to go 6% to take into account the opportunity to help volunteer and charitable organizations, 6% — reviews of friends who had left earlier.

At the same time, 32% are definitely willing to participate in the reconstruction of the occupied territories, when they will return control of the Ukraine. Another 36% partially ready — not against participating in certain activities. 16% is not going to help, as many are not given the answer.

The authors of the study interviewed 1,000 migrants in different regions of Ukraine (mainly in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya, Kyiv regions and Kyiv).

We will remind, in Kiev burned down the hostel, where lived immigrants.