Stories from Ukrainian refugees - Refugee Council

Stories from Ukrainian refugees

February 2022 saw the outbreak of war in Ukraine, meaning many millions of people have fled their homes in search of safety.

Some Ukrainian refugees have been able to rebuild their lives here in the UK, although many challenges and difficulties remain. Read the stories of some of these individuals below.

Kateryna's story

Kateryna is a doctor from Ukraine who is now living in the UK after escaping from Kyiv in February 2022.

She is now working for her local council as a bilingual support officer and hopes to become qualified as a doctor in the UK. She has written about her experience, which you can read here.

Video & Blog

Kateryna's story

Kateryna, a Ukrainian doctor, shares the story of her journey to the UK after leaving Ukraine when the conflict began.

Read more
Help us

Donate to help a refugee recover from trauma

Help today
Get involved

You can help ensure refugees live with dignity

Volunteer opportunities