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Ireland receives over 500 refugees from Ukraine every week

4 January, 2024 Thursday
13:20

According to the latest data from the Irish Department of Justice, the number of Ukrainians arriving in Ireland averages over 500 per week

This is reported by Ukrinform.

Between November 1 and December 20, 3,740 Ukrainians arrived in Ireland seeking asylum, with 484 to 702 Ukrainians arriving per week.

Last year, the number of refugees arriving in Ireland remained stable, ranging from 2,000 to 4,000 people per month. According to the Department of Justice, 102,339 Ukrainians applied for temporary protection in Ireland.

At the same time, according to the co-founder of the Ukrainian Action in Ireland, Anatolii Prymakov, about 85,000 Ukrainians have remained in Ireland since the beginning of Russia's full-scale war in Ukraine. Many of the Ukrainian refugees, Prymakov says, have returned to Ukraine or left for other countries.

  • Last month, the Irish government announced that the special status granted to Ukrainian refugees would be canceled and that those living in state institutions would have their payments reduced from EUR 220 to EUR 38.80 per week, although they would be eligible to apply for social assistance once they leave state institutions. The government has also decided that from the end of January, public housing will be provided to newcomers to the country only for up to 90 days.
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