Two out of three economically active refugees from Ukraine live in the Czech Republic below the poverty line.
As Novinky writes, families with children are at risk.
According to a survey by the Czech agency PAQ, 68% of refugees live below the poverty line. 67% of Ukrainians who can work have found work in the Czech Republic, although more than half of them work in less qualified jobs, and more than 40% even work far below their qualifications, which does not allow them to fully realize their labor potential.
< p>«Unskilled work creates a number of difficulties. Two thirds of refugees earn only up to 150 kroner net per hour. A quarter is forced to work several jobs to feed themselves,'' the survey says.
It is also noted that a third of respondents work without social security, health insurance and vacations.
71% of Ukrainians refugees say lack of knowledge of the Czech language is the biggest obstacle to getting a job. Another problem is the inability to take care of children (29%) or problems with recognition of their Ukrainian diploma (28%).
About half of refugees (49%) live in rented housing. This is due to changes in the law, according to which only vulnerable people, ie children, the elderly or people who care for them Prepared by: Nina Petrovych