Ukrainian refugees encountering problems finding jobs and places to stay in Latvia

Published date23 May 2022
Publication titleLETA

RIGA, May 23 (LETA) - The biggest problems for the Ukrainian war refugees who have arrived in Latvia at the moment are their involvement in the labor market and the insufficient supply of housing, according to Linda Jakobsone, a member of the board of the association Lets Help Refugees.

She acknowledged that in the first 90 days since the start of active hostilities in Ukraine, the Latvian state and the non-governmental sector as a whole have done a lot to help refugees arriving in Latvia from Ukraine. However, there are currently concerns about how these issues will be addressed after the 90th day since their arrival to Latvia. "There are a lot of different issues here that we would like clarification on," Jakobsone said.

sked what these issues are, she highlighted the inability of many Ukrainians to enter the Latvian labor market due to objective considerations, as well as the lack of access to housing. The representative of the association emphasized that a large part of the refugees are children, mothers with very young children, seniors and people with disabilities. "It is possible that some of them will be able to enter the labor market, but most of them...

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