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Ukrainian Embassy In Kenya Advice Students To Stay In Ukraine

Ukrainian Embassy In Kenya Advice Students To Stay In Ukraine.

Foreign students stranded in war-torn Ukraine have been urged to stay put despite the ongoing conflict.

According to a statement from Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry emphasized that the Ukrainian government believed it was safer for foreign students to stay at home in Ukraine.

Nonetheless, its officials urged relevant agencies to step up efforts to assist their citizens, including those who wanted to be evacuated to their home countries.

“Temporary volunteer assistance points have been set up at the border to provide foreign students with food and cater for other humanitarian needs.

“As active fighting continues, we also believe it is more secure at this time for foreign students to stay at their places of residence in Ukraine,” read part of the statement issued by the Ukraine Embassy in Kenya.

A number of Kenyan students who were trapped in the war-torn country chose to flee to neighboring Poland to avoid the chaos.

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Shimbwa Omar Mwinyi, a Changamwe Member of Parliament, called his daughter in Ukraine to check on her progress and safety. His daughter stated that they (refugees) had to walk for 25 kilometers to reach safety in Poland.

At the time, she lamented the fact that she hadn’t eaten in days because most hotels in Poland were allegedly only for Ukrainians.

“We already crossed the border and now we are in Poland. We (Africans and blacks) cannot be admitted to their hotels. They are telling us to go to Warsaw, a town in Poland to get accommodation for foreigners,” she stated.

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Kenya Offers Advice to Students In Ukraine.

Stephanie Iman, a Kenyan national and Kharkiv National University telecommunications student, also spoke to the media, claiming that she struggled alone to save her life.

“When we get to Poland, the Kenyan consulate in Ukraine has organised contacts for us. We are supposed to reach out to the contacts and have the consulate know that we have arrived safely. We are just trying to survive,” she told The Standard

In the case of Halima Hassan, she has not heard from her daughter, Hadija Mohamed, since the war began. According to the Guardian, Hadija is studying medicine at Bogomolets University in Kyiv, a city that was invaded by Russian troops on the fourth day of the conflict.


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Halima lamented the fact that her daughter, as well as her colleagues, were unable to be reached, which sparked fears and tension within the family.

“We are waiting for them to call us back. The last time we spoke, they said they were tired, having walked 10km on foot to the border. They were to rest in Poland then book a flight to and from Warsaw,” Halima stated.

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Ukrainian Embassy In Kenya Advice Students To Stay In Ukraine

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