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Dagna Jezioro

Trinity College SchoolClass of 2023Wroclaw, Dolny Slask

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  • "Specifically, how does language, religion, family ties serve to affect Ukrainian refugees' decision to stay in Poland, since the starting of the Ukrainian war? " with mentor Merlin (Working project)

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Specifically, how does language, religion, family ties serve to affect Ukrainian refugees' decision to stay in Poland, since the starting of the Ukrainian war?

Started Apr. 29, 2022

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At the beginning of the Ukrainian war in February, news sites speculated that it would be over in a week. After over four months, the situation has continued. The effects of this war are immense, with an estimated 8 million people being displaced from their homes. Many of those individuals have settled in their neighboring country, Poland. In other countries, the news of the war was met with sympathy, but considering how much is still unknown about the effect of this war around the world, the research conducted is of great value. Coming from Poland, there is also that sense of responsibility to know and understand what is happening within the country. Presently, the country has changed in a matter of months with the huge increase in population. This information makes me wonder if this is a long-term change that the country can expect. Following this topic, if for some individuals it is a long-term decision, what could have affected such a decision. Specifically, how does language, religion, family ties serve to affect Ukrainian refugees' decision to stay in Poland, since the starting of the Ukrainian war? The research itself will be conducted through the form of a survey and interviews, in order to gain insight on how culture has influenced their decisions. People that will be taking the surveys are individuals who have moved to Poland as a result of the war. There is no age limit or focus on an even more specific group of people. The hypothesis is that the more comfortable an individual is in Poland, by associating more things with their own cultural background, the higher the chance of the individual to stay in Poland. Most people came during the first wave of immigration, and considering how much time has passed since then, it is reasonable to assume that their lives have solidified in this new setting. Such a conclusion means that there is a huge increase in people long-term, which Poland can use to their advantage.