Alyona Savchuk is a freelancer based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Alyona contributes to Zaborona. A graduate of the Ukranian Catholic University, Alyona covers violation of human rights, radicalisation and the legacy of Islamic State for leading Ukrainian media.

Basic information

Name
Alyona Savchuk
Expertise
Human rights, radicalisation and the legacy of Islamic State
Country
Ukraine

Supported projects

Ukraine as a Safe Haven for Jihadists

  • Conflict
  • Human Rights
  • Politics

After the fall of a self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria dozens of thousands of foreign fighters fighting in the ranks of Islamic State or ISIS disappeared. They used smugglers, contacts and networks to leave the country. Many of them were looking for safe havens where they can take a break, wait for new opportunities and orders or come back to normal life.