Sixty percent of Ukrainians who fled their homes for other parts of the country have lost their jobs, as Russia's invasion has upended industries and destroyed businesses.
The Japanese government has given Ukrainians residency and work permits for up to a year. But for those from other countries, it can be a years-long struggle to attain similar benefits and privileges.
Russia invaded Ukraine six months ago. In that time, thousands of people have been killed, cities destroyed, millions of people displaced and the Ukrainian economy has been battered.
"In recent weeks more people have been returning to Ukraine than leaving the country," according to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency.
A Russian woman living in Burgundy wanted to help pet dogs of Ukraine and their human companions get to safety. She turned to a Facebook group for lovers of a famous dog breed to find them.
The International Labour Organization says employment losses could increase to seven million if hostilities continue, but that rapid recovery would be possible if fighting were to stop immediately.
That's how Paul Spiegel characterizes the reception — and medical services — offered by European nations. He spent 7 weeks on the scene for the World Health Organization to assess the situation.