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How to Return Home: the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation Created a Guide for Deported Residents of Ukraine


Since the beginning of the full-scale war, Russia has forcibly deported about 1.2 million residents of Ukraine, including 240,000 children, to its territories. These are the figures Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk reported at the end of June.

Residents of Ukraine are sent to some depressed regions of the Russian Federation where they are subjected to humiliation and even torture. Most of those forcibly deported do not know what to do in order to leave the territory of the aggressor country.

To address this issue, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, with the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Ministry for Reintegration, and human rights organizations, has collected all the most essential questions from the deported residents of Ukraine and prepared answers to them in the form of information cards.

“Deportation is applied to vulnerable categories of people most of whom dream of returning to Ukraine, but do not know how to do it. The Foundation’s special project answers the most essential questions of deportees in a convenient and simple way. We have created a guide that will help people return home,” says Natalya Yemchenko, a member of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation’s Supervisory Board.

You can find the information cards of the special project for deported residents of Ukraine here:

The project is implemented within the framework of the Museum of Civilian Voices of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation. This is the world’s largest archive of stories from Ukrainian civilians who suffered from the war. Currently, the Museum’s archive has more than 25,000 stories collected since 2014.

Every story matters! Share your story to let the world know what Ukraine is going through, and to preserve the past and the present in the name of a better future.

You can share a story in the following way:
— write your story on your own Facebook page with the hashtags #Civilian_Voices #tell_your_story
— visit the Museum’s portal and click the “Tell a story” button (in the top right corner)
— contact our free hotline 0 (800) 509 001.