Africans and African-descent refugees from Ukraine have faced racism and discrimination since the onset of the Russian-Ukraine war. When seeking refuge in neighboring countries, African people experienced differences in treatment when crossing the borders of European countries. Historically, European countries have enforced strict anti-immigration policies to deter Black and Brown people of color from migrating to their countries. This paper explores racism and discrimination experienced by African and African-descent refugees fleeing Ukraine and the inequity in the global humanitarian response for Africans and other people of color affected by the Russia-Ukraine war. As a result, this paper will highlight community-based, pan-Africanist, approaches to humanitarian mutual aid.
Aribot, Macire and Ashford, Nassim
"Impact of the Russo-Ukraine War African Students and Families: Community-Based Approach To Humanitarian Mutual Aid,"
Young African Leaders Journal of Development: Vol. 4, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/yaljod/vol4/iss1/6