Following the outbreak of the war in Ukraine and due to the size of the Ukrainian diaspora, the Czech Republic ranks among the main countries of destination for fleeing persons. As a result of European Commission decision to activate the Temporary Protection Directive, the Czech Republic implemented the directive into Act No. 65/2022 Coll. which entered into force on 21 March 2022. Temporary protection allows its holders access to health insurance, access to the labor market, education, social support. As of June 2022, the Czech government granted temporary protection to 380,965 persons.

According to official data, as of the end of June (2023), 364,431 Ukrainian refugees received protection visas in the Czech Republic. Also, about one third of this number are on work visas or family reunification. In terms of the number of Ukrainian refugees, the Czech Republic ranks third after Poland and Germany. In this perspective, the living conditions and quality of life of Ukrainian refugees require detailed monitoring and control.

The situation underscores the significance of initiatives like the Lifeboat project. By providing assistance and resources, such projects play a crucial role in addressing the needs of refugees and ensuring their well-being. The Lifeboat project, with its focus on humanitarian aid and support, serves as a beacon of hope and solidarity in times of crisis. Therefore, supporting and promoting initiatives like Lifeboat is essential in safeguarding the rights and dignity of refugees and fostering a sense of compassion and unity within society.