Update: How The African Students Who Fled Ukraine Are Doing
As Ukraine and Russia continue their struggle for power, we look at the lives the conflict displaced and traumatized.
On February 26th, we published a story detailing the experiences of four African students as they attempted to flee Ukraine as Russia invaded their territory. The piece, What Africans Students Are Experiencing, recounted the strenuous journeys that the students endured fleeing the Eastern European nation. Now, thankfully all of the individuals that we spoke with made it safely out of Ukraine -- though for some, the troubles are far from over.
Navigate the page below to read the individual stories from Eldred, Mohammed, David, and Bayero as they contemplate what's next.
Eldred, a Computer Science Master's Student from Nigeria
Image courtesy of Eldred
Nigerian Master's student Eldred is currently in Germany, trying to find stable accommodation as well as a way to continue his studies or find work. Read his story here.
Mohammed, a Medical Student from South Africa
Image courtesy of Mohammed
First year student Mohammed has arrived safely back in South Africa and plans to continue his studies there. Read his story here.
David, a Mechanical Engineering Student from Nigeria
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David, who hadn’t even begun his studies, is struggling to find his footing in Europe as the pressure of being the head of his household after his father’s death makes it impossible for him to return to Nigeria. David has relied on the kindness of strangers and connections as he attempts to find a stable income and housing. Read his story here.
Bayero, a Medical Student from Nigeria
Image courtest of Bayero