Czech Republic prepares program to return Ukrainian refugees
The Czech Republic's leaders will create a special plan to encourage refugees to go back to Ukraine willingly. This plan will provide support and help cover some of the expenses for them
Radio Prague International reported it.
They explained that the Czech government wants to first decide what kind of help to provide and how much money to give. After that, they will start the plan.
This idea involves making changes to a law called Iex Ukraina, which is about the rights and responsibilities of Ukrainian refugees in the Czech Republic. The changes will also let these refugees stay temporarily for one more year, until the end of March 2025.
Right now, there are about 360,900 refugees from Ukraine in the Czech Republic. Most of them are women and children. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees recently asked countries not to make refugees go back to their own country.
The message from the Czech Republic says that they need to help foreigners who want to return to Ukraine – even though things in Ukraine are not completely satisfactory, they still want to offer help to those who want to go back.
Since Russia started a full-scale attack on Ukraine, only 2.4 million people have returned to Ukraine from other countries.