Social geographer: Majority of Ukrainian refugees employed far below their skill level

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The war in Ukraine has been raging for almost two years, and refugees continue to arrive in Czechia. Although the majority find employment, it is often in precarious conditions, and over 60 percent of economically active Ukrainian refugees are working in jobs well below their qualification level, the government’s commissioner for human rights, Klára Šimáčková Laurenčíková, said this week.

As the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine approaches, refugees continue to arrive in Czechia – one thousand new arrivals each week, on average. And the ones that have already been here for months or years anxiously wait to find out if and when the war will end – and on whose terms.

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Authors: Anna Fodor, Zita Senková,