Up to half of Ukrainian refugees plan to stay in Poland after the war

Six percent of respondents plan to stay in Poland permanently, according to the new study by the EWL agency

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Czech News Agency
Elena Chepel, a Ukrainian refugee from Kharkiv, poses for a picture at a refugee shelter in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk)

Nearly 48 percent of Ukrainian refugees in Poland plan to stay in the country for at least a year after the end of the war, a recent survey revealed.

The poll, conducted by the EWL agency in cooperation with the University of Warsaw, showed that 6 percent of respondents planned to stay in Poland permanently, 15 percent for several years after the war ends, and 27 percent for at least a year after the end of the fighting. Another 22 percent declared their intention to return to Ukraine as soon as possible, and 12 percent said they planned to leave Poland for another country.

Last week, Polish authorities registered 1.4 million Ukrainians who applied for temporary protection.

Ukrainian refugees find employment in Poland most often in hotel services and hospitality (29 percent), services (18 percent), manufacturing (14 percent), retail (11 percent), agriculture (7 percent), and logistics (7 percent), the study said.

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