According to the Deputy Representation Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in the Russian Federation, Brenda Goddard Utley, who heads the UN delegation, on the first day of their visit to the Volga they were able to talk at a round table, but not jumping closed corners, to speak not only with the regional ministers involved in the process but also with the citizens of Ukraine.
Of course, as is recognized in the office of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Samara Region, the problem cannot be called simple and cannot be solved once and for all. During the entire NWO period, more than 3,000 refugees arrived in the region, and today there are around 1,200 living here. Most people, no matter how difficult it is in their homeland, want to return and are returning home. . Although there are those who are already seriously thinking about putting down roots in the land of Samara. These people care in every detail about the issues of obtaining land for housing construction, mortgage terms, obtaining a Russian passport, and the opportunity to study at local universities. Officials say a whole range of new regional laws are currently being developed for the convenience of visitors.
– An analysis of the appeals received from immigrants makes it possible to point out the most acute and common problems for them. But there are more frequent, but no less serious situations: some of the immigrants urgently need help from an experienced doctor, someone wants to reunite a family that the SVO has dispersed to different Russian regions, says Samara ombudsman Olga Galtsova. – This visit is very important for us – to show the representatives of the international organization that all conditions have been created in the Samara region for the arriving citizens.
For three days, representatives of the UN will visit not only the TAPs of different cities, but also the children’s center, museums, the House of Friendship of the Peoples, in order to comprehensively assess the situation.
As the members of the delegation themselves recognized, the impressions of the first day of work were only positive. In general, they are concerned about whether migrants are satisfied with the conditions that have been created for them, or whether there are unresolved issues.