烏克蘭戰爭。北愛爾蘭的難民呼籲增加語言課程

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烏克蘭戰爭。北愛爾蘭的難民呼籲增加語言課程

"我知道很多人沒有語言就找不到工作。我認為當你獨自來到一個新的國家時,語言是最重要的東西。

她說,她能夠在卡里克弗格斯的一個教堂參加每周一次的語言課,但該課程在夏季不開課,而且許多其他課程,例如繼續教育學院的課程,要到九月才開始。

燃料成本的上升和可靠路線的缺乏意味着他們無法去參加任何課程。

烏克蘭難民有權獲得福利金,如通用信貸,但扎西克女士說,付款可能需要數周時間才能到賬。

"她說:"他們希望融入北愛爾蘭社會,但英語對他們來說是個障礙。

同時,Zaichyk女士說,重要的是西方政府和更廣泛的社會仍在考慮這場衝突,因為 "戰爭沒有停止"。

"她補充說:"人們仍在死亡,炸彈仍在投向我們的城鎮和城市。


"I know many people who can't find a job without the language. I think the language is the most important thing when you come to a new country alone.

She said she was able to attend a weekly language class at a church in Carrickfergus, but it is not meeting during the summer and many other courses, at further education colleges for example, do not start until September.

The rising cost of fuel and a lack of reliable routes means they are unable to get to whatever classes are available.

Ukrainian refugees are entitled to welfare payments such as Universal Credit, but Ms Zaichyk said it can take weeks for payments to come through.

"They want to be integrated into Northern Ireland's society but English is a barrier for them," she said.

Meanwhile, Ms Zaichyk said it was also important the conflict remains in the minds of western governments and wider society, as "the war has not stopped".

"People are still dying and bombs are still being dropped on our towns and cities," she added.

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