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Seeking refuge

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24 March 2022

Episode 545

30 minutes


Photo: Alamy

Millions of Ukrainians have now fled their homes, prompting a huge humanitarian effort. We report from the border with Romania, meet a Zürich hotelier who is welcoming those fleeing the conflict and head to Trampoline, a café in London that is hiring refugees.

24 March 2022

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Reporting from the Romania-Ukraine border

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Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov visits Romania as it braces for Europe’s largest movement of people since the Second World War. So how will the influx of Ukrainian refugees change Romania’s cities?

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Chapter 2

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Trampoline

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Opened just last month, Trampoline is a social enterprise and café, whose mission is to train and employ refugees. Monocle’s Carlota Rebelo met founder Pranav Chopra.

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Trampoline

Chapter 3

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Zürich’s hotels open their doors

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In Switzerland, a group of hoteliers have opened their doors to Ukrainians fleeing the conflict. Monocle’s Desiree Bandli stopped by Hotel Stoller in Zürich and spoke to owner Werner John Stoller.

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