Implementation of temporary protection for refugees from Ukraine – A systematic review of the Nordic countries


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On 4 March 2022, the EU activated the Temporary Protection Directive to provide quick and effective assistance to people fleeing the war in Ukraine. This report provides an overview of how the Temporary Protection Directive and the national protection schemes have been implemented in the Nordic countries. The analysis identifies differences between the countries when it comes to the categories of persons who qualify for temporary protection, as well as the protection status that refugees from Ukraine receive. The study also identifies certain challenges to implementing temporary protection faced by all the Nordic countries. These include the fact that refugees from Ukraine are treated differently than other groups of refugees, the difficulties involved in monitoring secondary migration and the lack of vulnerability assessments.
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