Temporary Protection for Foreign Students from ukraine in The Netherlands

Temporary Protection for Foreign Students from ukraine in The Netherlands

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June 14, 2023
Signatures: 1,637Next Goal: 2,500
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Started by Student Ukraine

I hope this letter finds you well. We are writing to you today to bring your attention to the urgent matter concerning foreign students from Ukraine who are currently residing in the Netherlands. We, the undersigned students, fled Ukraine due to the ongoing war, seeking safety in the Netherlands approximately 15 months ago.

While we are deeply grateful for the opportunity the Netherlands has provided us to rebuild our lives, we have recently received a notification from the government stating that we must either return to our original countries, as they are deemed safe, or undergo the asylum procedure. Both options present significant challenges and uncertainties for us, causing immense stress and anxiety within our community.

We respectfully request your consideration of our situation and urge the government to grant us temporary protection until the war in Ukraine is resolved and conditions genuinely become safe for our return. We understand that the government's primary concern is the safety of its residents and the integration of refugees. However, we firmly believe that our unique circumstances warrant special consideration.

Allow me to outline some key points that support our request for temporary protection:

Educational Opportunities: As students, we had hopes and dreams for our future in Ukraine. The war forced us to leave our studies behind and seek safety elsewhere. By offering temporary protection, the Netherlands would not only provide us with a safe environment but also enable us to continue our education and work towards fulfilling our aspirations.
Cultural Integration: Over the past year, we have made genuine efforts to integrate into Dutch society. We have embraced the local culture, learned the language, and actively participated in various community activities. Granting us temporary protection would allow us to further contribute to the country that has kindly opened its doors to us.
Humanitarian Values: The Netherlands has long been recognized for its commitment to upholding human rights and protecting vulnerable populations. By extending temporary protection to foreign students from Ukraine, the government can demonstrate its unwavering dedication to these principles and set a compassionate example for other nations.
We understand that immigration policies must strike a balance between humanitarian concerns and national interests. However, we humbly request that you review our plea with empathy, taking into account the unique circumstances we find ourselves in as students forced to leave due to a conflict beyond our control.

We, the undersigned, earnestly appeal to you to consider our request for temporary protection until the war in Ukraine reaches a peaceful resolution. Your compassionate intervention would provide us with much-needed stability, alleviate our stress, and empower us to contribute to Dutch society and pursue our dreams.

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