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Quick thoughts on the emerging humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and among its neighbours

By Blog Editor, IOE Digital, on 28 February 2022

Refugees from Ukraine at border posts in the west of the country

Brad Blitz.

As Putin’s assault on Ukraine continues, hundreds of thousands of people will seek safety in Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary. Only Poland has some recent experience of receiving mass flows of refugees, which was not handled well. The outpouring of support and sympathy from Ukraine’s neighbours is most welcome, but there are urgent matters to consider if European states and their partners are to manage this impending humanitarian crisis.