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A protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in Stockholm. How is Europe taking care of Ukraining refugees?

A protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in Stockholm. How is Europe taking care of Ukraining refugees? | Frankie Fouganthin

March 1, 2022

Europe Responds to A Wave of Ukrainian Refugees

Ask Students: Who is interviewed in this piece and what is her background? How have European countries reacted to the wave of Ukrainian refugees?

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Summary

The movement of more than a half-million people out of Ukraine and into surrounding countries is creating a dire humanitarian situation. U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power, who was at the Polish border Sunday, joins Nick Schifrin from Brussels to discuss how Europe and the world are responding to the crisis.

Discussion Questions: Helping Ukrainian Refugees

  • Who is interviewed in this piece and what is her background?
  • When did Russia invade Ukraine?
  • How have European countries reacted to the refugee movement from Ukraine?
  • What are some ways some European countries are treating non-Ukrainians fleeing Ukraine differently?
  • How many people in Ukraine have tried to flee the country since Russia’s attack, according to this piece?

Focus Questions

What are some hopeful signs of accommodation for refugees and the European response mentioned in this report? What are some concerning ones?

Media literacy: How do you think guest Samatha Power’s job influences her perspective as an eyewitness for this story?

Ukrainian refugees in Poland
Ukrainian refugees in Poland receiving care. | 梁柏堅(表弟) Pakkin Leung

Additional Resources

For more on how Ukrainians in the United States see the invasion of their home, see this story.

Republished with permission from PBS Newshour Classroom.

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