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The Ukrainian project
Galyna and Liubov both fled their homeland of Ukraine as war took over their country.
In the last 18 months, APM and Ingeus Germany have helped thousands of Ukrainian refugees settle in their new home country.
It’s a project close to many people, especially close to Ingeus Germany advisor Daria’s heart.
“I’m also a refugee myself” Daria said.
“I came to Germany eight months ago, then in a month started working here, so that’s also a huge support to me.”
Daria has helped Galyna and many other people in her circumstances, find stable living arrangements.
“I fled Kyiv because of the war” Galyna said.
“The services of Ingeus helped me a lot, I felt that I’m not alone here.”
She fondly added that she considers Germany to be her second motherland.
“I can’t even imagine what I would do without Ingeus” she added.
Liubov fled with her family from the south-eastern city of Zaporizhzhia, less than six hours from the Russian border.
Before the conflict began, Liubov’s daughter was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer and her treatment couldn’t start because of the war.
Liubov and her 34-year-old daughter fled the country with her two children, aged five and seven.
When she was at a local job centre in Germany, they recommended reaching out to Ingeus for support.
They helped her access Familenkasse (family funding), Wohnberechtigungsschein (WBS, low-cost housing).
To help support her family, Liubov was assisted to fill out paperwork from the job centre, applications for school and kindergarten, along with mobility aids for her daughter.
Grateful for the support, she knows any question regarding health or education or life in Germany and be pointed in the right direction by Daria and the Ingeus team.