Video analysis | The situation of Ukrainian refugees in the EU | International

Rate this post

The invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops has caused a humanitarian crisis in the country without precedent in recent European history. More than one and a half million people have already abandoned their homes to flee the war, and they may reach four million in the coming weeks, according to forecasts by the European Commission. Although the final destination of these families is still unknown, many are seeking protection in the countries of the European Union.

In the video that accompanies this news, the editor of EL PAÍS Lola Hierro —with the help of the legal coordinator of CEAR Paloma Favieres— unravels the keys to the European directive that allows hosting an unlimited number of refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine. Although this possibility existed since 2001, it had not been activated before, not even during the exodus caused by the Syrian conflict.

Although it is designed for the population that is currently fleeing the country, the Government has assured that it will also protect those Ukrainian nationals who were already in Spain before the outbreak of the conflict and who, as a result of it, cannot return to their homes. As the video reflects, the peninsula has the fourth largest community of Ukrainians in Europe, which could be decisive in making it the destination of choice for many of those who are now fleeing in search of a new country in which to settle and start over. What must be asked now, and what this analysis also seeks to answer, is how the procedure for granting international protection will be developed in a system that is already saturated, and what rights will it guarantee to those who manage to obtain it.

Follow all the international information in Facebook and Twitteror in our weekly newsletter.

Join EL PAÍS to follow all the news and read without limits.


Author Profile

Nathan Rivera
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Nathan Rivera, a dedicated journalist who has had the privilege of writing for the online newspaper Today90. My journey in the world of journalism has been a testament to the power of dedication, integrity, and passion.

My story began with a relentless thirst for knowledge and an innate curiosity about the events shaping our world. I graduated with honors in Investigative Journalism from a renowned university, laying the foundation for what would become a fulfilling career in the field.

What sets me apart is my unwavering commitment to uncovering the truth. I refuse to settle for superficial answers or preconceived narratives. Instead, I constantly challenge the status quo, delving deep into complex issues to reveal the reality beneath the surface. My dedication to investigative journalism has uncovered numerous scandals and shed light on issues others might prefer to ignore.

I am also a staunch advocate for press freedom. I have tirelessly fought to protect the rights of journalists and have faced significant challenges in my quest to inform the public truthfully and without constraints. My courage in defending these principles serves as an example to all who believe in the power of journalism to change the world.

Throughout my career, I have been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for my outstanding work in journalism. My investigations have changed policies, exposed corruption, and given a voice to those who had none. My commitment to truth and justice makes me a beacon of hope in a world where misinformation often prevails.

At Today90, I continue to be a driving force behind journalistic excellence. My tireless dedication to fair and accurate reporting is an invaluable asset to the editorial team. My biography is a living testament to the importance of journalism in our society and a reminder that a dedicated journalist can make a difference in the world.