Since February 2022, an increasing number of refugees from Ukrainian and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs) entered Belarus. As of 26th of August 2022, the Belarusian State Border Committee has reported 48,580 arrivals from Ukraine since 24 Feb 2022. The largest numbers entered from Poland (26,926) and from Ukraine (15,871), followed by those entered from Lithuania (4,910) and Latvia (873). At the same time, the Belarusian authorities report that 52,406 Ukrainian passport holders left Belarus between 24 February and 22 August 2022.
This report is based on 1,915 interviews conducted by IOM Belarus in collaboration with the Belarusian Red Cross between 04 June and 05 August 2022 in Minsk (capital) (136 interviews conducted), Minsk (region) (227 interviews), and in the regions of Vitsyebsk (128 interviews), Mahilyow (120 interviews), Hrodna (154 interviews), Brest (695 interviews), and Homel (455 interviews). This is the final report of the first round of DTM in Belarus in 2022.