Empowering Ukrainian Refugees: IOM supported ADRA's Commitment to Integration

In a collaborative effort, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and ADRA have provided vital support to Ukrainian refugees in Czechia. This partnership has transitioned from delivering immediate humanitarian aid to fostering long-term integration, particularly focusing on women and children. IOM supported Adra´s project to employ 58 refugees from Ukraine in their charity shops.

A Year of Impact

Over the past year, ADRA managed humanitarian aid warehouses, distributing essential materials to those affected by the conflict. As the situation evolved, the focus shifted towards long-term stability. Adra introduced language courses, community meetings, integration groups, and psychosocial support to help refugees feel secure and accepted in Czech society.

Education and Employment

Recognizing the importance of economic independence, Adra launched initiatives to support labor integration. They expanded their efforts to assist Ukrainian women in finding housing and employment. This included establishing kindergartens, support groups, and organizing community activities.


Comprehensive Support

Joint programs provide essential cold-weather clothing and other necessities. Additionally, charity shops serve as information hubs, offering refugees guidance and support and employment opportunities within these shops and social wardrobes further aid social inclusion and language proficiency.

Community Engagement

Operating through 14 volunteer centers and 35 charity shops across 22 towns, Adra´s facilities serve as crucial assistance points, helping refugees with social, work, health, and educational needs.

Activities of ADRA in a field of NFI and integration services to refugees from Ukraine IOM supported thanks to the funding from German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO), and activities regarding socioeconomic inclusion services for vulnerable refugees from Ukraine  was supported thanks to the funding from Government of the United States. 

This story was written by Milan Votypka IOM Czechia. For more information, please contact

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