It’s estimated thousands of Africans were among more than five million refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
As they tried to escape the carnage, many Africans were treated like second class citizens. Reports of discrimination at Ukraine’s western borders were widespread with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees acknowledging racist treatment.
BBC Africa journalist, Peter Okwoche, was at the Polish border reporting on the African experience days after war broke out. In the weeks which followed he also spoke to many Africans still caught up in the conflict.
Did they make it to safety? Africa Eye investigates.
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Reporter – Peter Okwoche
Edited, Produced and Directed by Suzanne Vanhooymissen
Africa Eye Editor – Tom Watson
Executive Producer – Andy Bell, Bilkisu Labaran
Assistant Producers – Courtney Bembridge, Anusha Kumar, John Owens
Camera – UK – Stephen Foote
Poland – Ameer Ahmed
Online Editor – Rob Miller
Dubbing Mixer – Jez Spencer
Colour Grader – Boyd Nagle
Reversioning Producer – Anna Payton
Production Coordinator – Sarah Clarke
Production Manager – Simon Frost
BBC Africa Production Team:
Princess Irede Abumere
Nyasha Michelle Nyatsambo
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