Europe welcomes millions of Ukrainian refugees with open arms. But people of colour fleeing the same war face all kinds of discrimination. “Everyone must now recognize that Europe has a problem with institutional racism”

Patience (21) grew up in Ghana but last year she studied in Sumy, a city in the northeast of Ukraine. She survived Russian bombings, sat on the ground for sixteen hours in a crowded train to Ternopil, and spent three months hoping in vain for a place at a Hungarian university. Then she moved to the Netherlands. When she arrived at Utrecht Central Station, she asked for help from a blond woman who turned out to be Joanna. Together they went to the Humanitarian Service Point.


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