7.4 million Ukrainian refugees are currently displaced throughout Europe. For them, and for many other actors in the war, communication is key.
In an act of solidarity, in April, European and Ukrainian operators agreed to a joint approach that would allow to provide affordable or free calls and internet use to refugees.
The number of refugees in Europe rose from 4.8 million in August to the 7.4 million of people counted today. Operators on both sides of the Roaming agreement have since extended the initial three month period to continue providing an essential service amid devastating consequences of the war. They have also taken action to provide free SIM cards with mobile services to Ukrainians in Europe.
For the millions of people that have been displaced since the beginning of the Russian aggression, inexpensive and free phone calls, access to information and a connection to internet services are also a link to meaningful moments.