Many of Ukraine’s citizens find themselves having to flee the country. Although many refugees have been met with open arms and opportunities for employment, others are being met with discrimination and mistreatment.
Earlier in the month news broke about Africans who had been studying abroad in Ukraine being unable to leave the country at the border. This issue has only been exacerbated as time goes on. Many places in neighboring countries have warned of a “breaking point,” meaning major cities are reaching their limit on how many refugees they can hold. One such example would be Warsaw in Poland. According to the mayor, their education, healthcare, and housing system has been stretched to the limit. As this is happening more and more refugees continue to pour in, it is only a matter of time before Warsaw is forced to turn down people.
The truth of the matter is, Poland, and Europe’s aid as a whole, cannot and will not last forever.
The situation faced by Ukrainians today directly parallels the issue of immigration here in the U.S. Many families from South America flee to the U.S. to escape violence, political turmoil, and war, yet are constantly being turned down.