950 thousand Ukrainian refugees leave in Poland
Till the end of December, 950 thousand Ukrainian refugees remained in Poland against 1.4 million who had PESEL number in the summer
This was announced by Deputy Head of the Polish Development Fund Bartosz Marczuk.
"Now there are 950 thousand refugees in Poland, which is more than 400 thousand less than during the peak in the summer when there were 1.4 million on the basis of PESEL (individual tax number)," he wrote, summing up the results of 2022.
Marchuk estimates, there are also 1.2-1.3 million Ukrainians living in Poland who arrived in the republic before February 24.
"In total, there is about 2.3 million," he said.
65% of school-age children attend Polish schools and 50% of preschoolers are enrolled in kindergartens, Marchuk wrote.
At the end of November, the Polish government approved a bill according to which Ukrainian refugees who have been living in state collective centers for some time should partially pay for accommodation.