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IWS RADIO #15 | Ukraine: BIPoC refugees are fleeing the same bombs but don’t get the same treatment

On February, 24, 2022, the Russian army attacked Ukraine forcing millions of people to flee their homes seeking safety and protection within Ukraine itself or to neighboring countries. Faced with such an emergency, European countries decided quickly and without much bureaucracy that Ukrainian refugees would receive temporary protection for up to three years without having to apply for asylum, with rights to a residence permit and access to education, housing and the labor market. However, not all people fleeing Ukraine could access such freedom of movement or protection. Black and brown refugees were met with a different kind of welcome at the borders and beyond them.
To talk about this situation Jennifer Kamau speaks with Nora Brezger from the Flüchtlingsrat Berlin and Dalís Pacheco Salcedo, from the Universität der Künste Berlin.

“Good evening everyone. This is a report from Michendorf.” – Lager Reports, April 2022

The latest lager reports - audio reports on the situation with coronavirus and other topics from women living in refugee accommodation centres in and around Berlin - with transcription in English and translation into German.

Meetings for third country national women from Ukraine at Frieda Frauenzentrum

We are collaborating with the Frieda Frauenzentrum (Women’s Center) in Friedrichshain: We offer a safe space for women of third country nationalities fleeing the war in Ukraine. A space for women to get advice, exchange experiences, meet and chill. We provide psychosocial counselling, help with paperwork, hot meals, a kitchen for those who want to cook their own food, play area for children and various social activities.

Zwischen Unterkunftsuche und Lobbyarbeit

In Berlin kämpft ein Netzwerk von BPoC-Organistionen für die Gleichbehandlung von rassifizierten Geflüchteten aus der Ukraine

Our BREAK ISOLATION GROUP three years on

WATCH THE VIDEO. We are developing a series of workshops and initiatives as a way to make clear that we condemn any form of oppression, violence, discrimination or intimidation as we fight and defend our rights amidst rigid and oppressive asylum structures, processes and systems.

Call for accommodation for BiPoC refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine

Since the beginning of the attack on Ukraine, IWS has been working to support Black women and Women of Color who are arriving from the Ukraine. Now, we have teamed up with EOTO, ISD and Migrationsrat to collaboratively support any BlPoC refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine.

We need your help!
Can host BIPoC arriving from Ukraine – either short or long term?

IWS @ Sound of peace

Fact is Europeans think differently of ukraine refugees
Many say and I quote: “Look, Ukrainians are like us,
they have blonde hair, blue eyes, they drive the same car as we do,
they are educated.” And that is why we have been seeing
Racism at the borders!