There are over 8.2 million of refugees from Ukraine recorded across Europe, more than 82 thousand of them landed in Ireland (UNHCR data as of May, 2023). These people need information on how to navigate the new environment and continue living their lives.
There are plenty of information sources these days, but not all of them are comprehensive and regularly maintained. Our website IAMUKRAINIAN.IE has key information for Ukrainians who fled war and found shelter in Ireland.
This information is categorised and is regularly updated. It proved to be a trusted information source used by Ukrainians in Ireland (as per our survey of Ukrainians in Ireland).
With more than 82,000 Ukrainian refugees presently in Ireland (UNHCR data as of May, 2023), there is a growing need for community building and integration programmes.
We are running the Ukraine Centre in Dublin in partnership with Irish Red Cross. The centre has a number of activities and classes for the people of Ukraine, free of charge. The centre works Tuesday to Sunday.
We maintain a dedicated Telegram channel where people can view opening hours, schedule, sign up for classes, follow updates and ask related questions.
We're proud to be the Ukrainian voice in Ireland. We voice the most pressing issues and advocate for solutions on behalf of Ukrainians in Ireland.
Ukrainian Action is part of the Ukraine Civil Society Forum (UCSF), a collaboration of 65 organisations working collectively to support the emergency response, settlement and welcome of refugees from Ukraine to Ireland.
We continuously engage with decision makers in Ireland and work with the Irish government to improve the supports for Ukrainian refugees in Ireland.
We organise gatherings and community-building events for Ukrainians in Ireland, including regular Ukrainian meetups #UkrainianMeetupsDublin, cleanups #UkrainianCleanupsDublin, recreational hiking for refugees #UkrainianHikingIreland.
Our group #IrishUkrainianPride took part in Dublin Pride 2022.
We also organised one of the largest Ukrainian events in Ireland #March4Peace with thousands of participants as well as regular anti-war rallies.
To be the voice of Ukrainians in Ireland, we need this voice to be backed by real data. We have already conducted the largest survey of Ukrainians in Ireland and presented it to the Irish public and decision makers in the Oireachtas.
We intend to do regular surveys to keep the data relevant and our actions focused on the real need. We also have a variety of social media channels where we monitor the most pressing issues.
Each Ukrainian who fled war and came to Ireland has a story. Many of them experienced shelling, hiding in bomb shelters, loss of their loved ones.
Some have PTSD and deep war-related stress and need professional assistance.
Many professional therapists and psychologists have reached out to us recognising the need for their help, and we are currently working to offer their help to the growing community of subscribers.