Inside One Family's Journey As Ukrainian Refugees Starting Over In U.S.



Months into the war in Ukraine, millions of people have become refugees forced to flee and spread out across Europe with over 62,000 Ukrainians coming to the U.S. NBC News’ Julia Ainsley has the story of 8-year-old Yana who escaped the war zone to Moldova and was later sponsored by a family member in New Jersey. 

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  1. Wow I'll say it…Ukrainians are welcome BUT Haitians are beaten and turned back😭😭😭💔

  2. I live in China. Everything is miserable here, but no one dares to complain.
    Seriously if there is next life, I wish to be born in any other country, except China..

  3. Now show a BLACK AND BROWN REFUGEE story and see how different than are treated, anybody put the Ukrainian refugees on a bus or plane to NOWHERE as a cruel joke?

  4. US need to stop adopting people from other countries. American people right now isn't stable about this immigrants coming into US right now.

  5. This is what USA is all about…From my ancestors, to todays Migrants..Get Legal, stay Legal, and enjoy the USA..

  6. Why I still awaiting my finance visa after 1.5 years? Paid and followed the law. Yeah their people forced minorities in their country to walk, denied food an shelter. Phuc um.

  7. Treat them like any other immigrant.

  8. 𝗛𝗲 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗮 𝗪𝗮𝗿 – 𝗟𝗼𝘀𝗲𝘀
    Speaking about the Russia-Ukraine war, NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg recently told a German weekly newspaper, “We must prepare for the fact that it could take years.” As I have said several times, this war is not like any war before; it is a scrutiny on a new level, a precursor of more scrutinies to come. This scrutiny may have started with Russia and Ukraine, but it will not end there; it will encompass all of Europe, and eventually all of humanity. These scrutinies will drive human society to rebuild itself in a way that helps us achieve life’s essence and purpose.
    The current bafflement and indecision that has overcome us is not negative. It is a mandatory state that precedes any progress. There have always been struggles over who will rule—which party or which leader or which ideology. The reflections imposed on us today impel us to determine how we want to relate to our society, to our country, and to humanity, and what will advance us to achieve the state of completion and perfection.
    Although at the moment, the struggles are between individuals who are leaders of their countries, people already see that this is not the correct way for humanity to be, at least not in terms of the leaders’ motivations. When leaders’ decisions are driven by considerations of the benefit of the public rather than their own benefit, their decisions will be correct, they will succeed, and they will win everyone’s support. This, by the way, does not pertain to one specific leader but is true of all leaders, as this will be the basic tenet of leadership in the future.
    The mutual dependence that seems to burden us today, causing shipment delays, food and energy shortages, and spreading viruses around the world, is really the flip-side of our mutual responsibility. When we learn the message of interconnectedness that it teaches us, we will find that our connections do not hurt, but allow us to live more comfortably and easily, and that our mutual dependence is an invitation to connect our hearts and not only our economies.
    The reason that we currently feel as though the world is in crisis is that we are unwilling to accept our interdependence. In the struggle between forced interdependence and reluctance to play by its rule, we are causing everything to shut down. However, if we embrace connection rather than reject it, we will discover its countless benefits compared to having to rely only on ourselves.
    We are living through a very special time in history. A pivotal shift is happening, a spiritual transformation. Gradually, we are learning to perceive ourselves not only as individuals, but also as parts of a system that maintain a symbiotic relationship with it: We nourish the system, and the system nourishes us.
    Until today, we perceived ourselves as separate beings. This put us in constant struggles against every one and every thing. The survival of the fittest epitomized our attitude towards life.
    In the new perception awakening within us, our attitude will change to what anthropologist Brian Hare and research scientist Vanessa Woods refer to as “the survival of the friendliest.” In this approach, those who feel connected to others and act with everyone’s benefit in mind will prosper, and those who cling to the attitude of “each man for himself” will find themselves defeated by life.
    Soon, and I hope it will come without too much pain, humanity will come to complete despair. We will feel that we are suffering blows every step of the way, and at every point in our development. When we come to this, people will agree to connect as a last resort. At that point, I really hope that humanity will begin to contemplate how to rise above the ego because otherwise, it will inflict unbearable suffering on all of us.
    In the era that is now dawning, we will not be able to impose decisions on others. We will not be able to oppress or force each other into any resolutions that they will not want to make of their own volition. Person against person, country against country, regime against regime, no one will be able to impose one’s views on the other. In the new era, he who starts a war—loses.‎ Rather, everything will be done with connection and reciprocity.

  9. CIVILIZATION MUST END GLOBAL TERRORISM
    🇺🇦 Ukraine leads the world in its defeat of tyranny
    🇺🇦 Putin's followers are a pathetic joke.
    🇺🇦 Glory to Ukraine and glory to the heroic Ukrainian soldiers

  10. OK, I get the main reason Ms. Ainsley took this story was to get to go on the swing! The helpfulness of Yana's classmates is example of how the young set examples to us older.

  11. Why are some people welcomed with open arms but others have their kids taken away? Doesn't make any sense. Either we let everyone in or no one!

  12. i need my alarm and iclickers to go to school. i also need one mile 90 minutes 40 minutes a card and a key to get to class every tuesday and thursday.

  13. Shout out to George Floyd on 862 days of sobriety. It took some tough love but he did it. Say his name liberals! Where’s Jackie??