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Information on the situation in Ukraine for those involved in integration work

The Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration has compiled information on the situation in Ukraine and those fleeing from Ukraine on this website. The materials have been produced by the Government and other authorities, and in part by municipalities and organisations. In addition, the website contains the news of integration.fi on the topic (bottom of the page).

The information can be used especially in professional encounters with persons affected by the attack on Ukraine. We cooperate with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the Finnish Immigration Service and other key authorities concerning the situation in Ukraine.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration are not responsible for the content or up-to-dateness of linked websites. We encourage you to follow reliable sources of information provided by the authorities. We regularly update the website. 

The page was last updated 20.6.2022

General communications by the authorities relating to the situation in Ukraine

  1. Russia's attack on Ukraine, Finnish Immigration Service (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Ukrainian)

  2. Frequently asked questions, Finnish Immigration Service (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Ukrainian)

  3. Travel advice to Ukraine, Ministry for Foreign Affairs (languages: Finnish, Swedish)
  4. Travel advice to Russia, Ministry for Foreign Affairs (languages: Finnish, Swedish)
  5. Website of the Embassy of Finland in Kyiv, Ministry for Foreign Affairs (languages: Finnish, Swedish, Ukrainian)
  6. Activities of the Ministry of the Interior’s branch of government in the Ukraine crisis, Ministry of the Interior (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English) 
  7. Residence of displaced people from Ukraine in Finland -memo, Ministry of the Interior (language: Finnish)
  8. Helping Ukrainians, Ministry of the Interior (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English)
  9. Instructions for municipalities on the reception of misplaced people from Ukraine, Ministry of the Interior (languages: Finnish, Swedish)
  10. Government’s summary of information on Russia’s attack on Ukraine (languages: Finnish, Swedish)
  11. Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment’s summary of information on Russia’s attack on Ukraine (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English)
  12. Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ summary of information on Russia’s attack on Ukraine (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English)
  13. EU information on current situation in Ukraine (languages including Finnish, Swedish, English, Ukrainian, Russian)
  14. Education, international programmes and the Russian attack on Ukraine, Finnish national agency of education (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English)
  15. The impact of the war in Ukraine to the border traffic, The Finnish Border Guard (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian)
  16. Police contact details for the registration of temporary protection, Police (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Ukrainian)
  17. How does the war in Ukraine affect the benefits available from Kela, Kela (language: Finnish, Swedish, English)
  18. Short-term financial assistance for asylum seekers and persons having applied for temporary protection, Kela (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English)

  19. Information of the situation in Ukraine in Ukrainian, Kela (language: Ukrainian)
  20. Information of the situation in Ukraine in Russian, Kela (language: Russian)
  21. Pets traveling with refugees from Ukraine, Finnish Food Authority (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Ukrainian, Russian)

Official materials to people arriving in Finland from Ukraine

  1. Arriving in Finland from Ukraine, Finnish Immigration Service (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Ukrainian)
  2. Materials distributed on the border, Finnish Immigration Service (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Ukrainian, Russian)
  3. Applying temporary protection, Finnish Immigration Service (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Ukrainian)

Work and employment

  1. Ministry of Employment and the Economy's guidance for those fleeing war: People with temporary protection have the right to work in Finland (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Ukrainian, Russian)
  2. TE-Services summary of Russia's attack on Ukraine (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English)
  3. Registration as a jobseeker and job search in Finland, TE-Services (language: Finnish, Ukrainian)
  4. Working in Finland brochure, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (languages including Finnish, Swedish, English, Ukrainian, Russian)
  5. Starting work, instructions for clients of reception centres, Finnish Immigration Service (languages including Finnish, Swedish, English, Ukrainian, Russian)
  6. Obligations of the employer when hiring foreign labour, Finnish Immigration Service (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English)
  7. As a foreign employee in Finland, Occupational Health and Safety Administration (languages including Finnish, Swedish, English, Ukrainian, Russian)
  8. Remote Ukraine -platform on job listings (languages including English, Ukrainian)
  9. Confederation of Finnish Industries' Security through work -project (languages: Finnish, English, Ukrainian)
  10. Fair Play at Work (languages including Finnish, Swedish, English, Ukrainian, Russian)

Information related to health and wellbeing

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

  1. War in Ukraine, health and wellbeing (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English)
  2. Prevention and vaccination of infectious diseases for persons arriving from Ukraine (languages: Finnish, Swedish)
  3. Instructions for COVID-19 vaccine receiver (languages including English, Ukrainian, Russian)
  4. Protect yourself from coronavirus -leaflet (languages including Finnish, Swedish, English, Ukrainian, Russian)
  5. PALOMA Centre of Expertise in Refugee Mental Health Work (languages: Finnish, English)
  6. Working with the assistance of an interpreter (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English)
  7. Cultural competence and cultural sensitivity (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English)

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

  1. Health glossaries for those working with asylum seekers and refugees (bottom of the page, languages including English, Russian)
  2. Social and health services for people arriving from Ukraine - information for municipalities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (languages: Finnish, Swedish)

Finnish National Agency for Education

  1. Instructions for early childhood education, schools and educational institutions on addressing the Ukraine crisis with children and young people, Finnish National Agency for Education (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English)
  2. Study in Finland -higher education opportunities for people arriving from Ukraine (language: English)

Support from organisations relating to the situation in Ukraine

  1. Crisis centre Monika’s service number and chat (languages including Finnish, English, Russian)
  2. Monika’s support in crisis situations (languages including Finnish, English, Ukrainian)
  3. Mieli Finnish Association for Mental Health crisis helpline (languages including Finnish, Swedish, English, Ukrainian, Russian)
  4. What can you do if you feel anxious about war? Mieli Finnish Association for Mental Health (languages including Finnish, Swedish, English, Russian)
  5. Supporting a child in crisis, Save the Children Finland (languages including Finnish, Swedish, English)
  6. Helping children in the Ukraine crisis, Save the Children Finland (language: Finnish)
  7. Serene's material to support mental health (languages including Finnish, English, Ukrainian, Russian)
  8. The Red Cross's help in Ukraine crisis (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English)
  9. Assisting a child or young person in a crisis situation, Red Cross (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English)
  10. Mental coping in crisis situations, Red Cross (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English)
  11. Mental support instructions (languages including Finnish, English, Ukrainian, Russian) 
  12. Protecting children from information, Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (languages: Finnish, Swedish)
  13. Addressing the war with a child,  Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (languages: Finnish, Swedish)
  14. Frequently asked questions on the situation in Ukraine, Finnish Refugee Council (language: Finnish)
  15. Ukrainian Association in Finland (languages: Finnish, English, Ukrainian)
  16. Help for Ukrainian refugees in Finland, Ukrainian Association in Finland (languages: Finnish, English, Ukrainian)
  17. Finnish Association of Russian-speakers (Finnish, Russian, phone service also in Ukrainian)
  18. The Family Federation's walk-in support (service in Finnish, English, Ukrainian, Russian)
  19. Guidelines for municipalities during the Ukraine crisis, Association of Finnish municipalities (language: Finnish)
  20. Overview of Russia's attack on Ukraine, Association of Finnish municipalities (language: Finnish)

Communications from municipalities relating to the situation in Ukraine

  1. Information about the Ukraine situation, City of Helsinki (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Ukrainian, Russian)
  2. Help Center for misplaced Ukrainians in Helsinki, Ukrainian Association in Finland (service in Ukrainian)
  3. Espoo information point for Immigrants, City of Espoo (service in Finnish, English and in other languages with an interpreter)
  4. Information for people arriving in Espoo from Ukraine, City of Espoo (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Ukrainian)
  5. Ukraine Help Center Espoo, the city of Espoo (service in Ukrainian, Russian)
  6. Information for arrivals from Ukraine to Vantaa (languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Ukrainian, Russian)
  7. Ukraine Help Center Center (service in Ukrainian, Russian) 
  8. Questions and answers on the Ukraine situation, City of Turku (languages: Finnish, English)
  9. International House Turku provides help in Ukrainian (service in Ukrainian)
  10. Multilingual advice Mainio offers advice, City of Tampere (service in Ukrainian, Russian etc.)
  11. Questions and answers on the Ukraine situation, City of Tampere
  12. Support and advice on the situation in Ukraine, City of Jyväskylä (languages: Finnish, English, Ukrainian)
  13. Information for people arriving to Laitila from Ukraine, City of Laitila (language: Ukrainian)
  14. Information for people arriving to Oulu from Ukraine, City of Oulu (languages: Finnish, English)
  15. Information for people arriving to Joensuu from Ukraine, City of Joensuu (languages: Finnish, English, Ukrainian, Russian)
  16. Information for people arriving to Kuopio from Ukraine, City of Kuopio (languages: Finnish, English, Russian)

Information in plain language and easy-to-read Finnish 

  1. Ukrainian news service by Yle (language: Ukrainian)
  2. Plain language information about the war in Ukraine (language: Finnish)
  3. Selkosanomat (languages: Finnish, Swedish)
  4. Plain language news with images (language: Finnish)

Support for learning Finnish or Swedish

News about the situation

Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration has compiled information on the situation in Ukraine for those involved in integration work
4.3.2022 | News item
A new page has been created at Integration.fi online service, which contains information on the situation in Ukraine. The information is intended for those involved in integration work and professionals who encounter persons affected by the attack on Ukraine. 
EU Member States offer Ukrainians temporary protection
4.3.2022 | News item
For the first time ever, the European Union (EU) has activated the Temporary Protection Directive to help people fleeing from Ukraine. The decision is expected to enter into force on 4 March or in the following days. The Government will soon decide the category of people to be granted protection in Finland. Practical arrangements and additional instructions are also under preparation.
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment part of a cross-sectoral group to coordinate migration from Ukraine
2.3.2022 | News item
The Ministry of the Interior has appointed a cross-sectoral group to coordinate migration to Finland following Russia’s attack on Ukraine. The group includes representatives from several ministries, the Finnish Immigration Service, the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities and the Finnish Red Cross. Any developments concerning migration are closely monitored.