Nearly 800 refugees from Ukraine arrive in Germany every month - ambassador
As of November 2023, 800 refugees from Ukraine continue to arrive in Germany every month
This was stated by German Ambassador to Ukraine Martin Jaeger in an interview with Ukrinform.
"We are not currently observing a flow of refugees from Ukraine. But we notice that Ukrainians are still coming to Germany, primarily from Poland. It is estimated that about 800 people arrive every month," he said.
According to him, more than a million Ukrainians currently live in Germany. The ambassador noted that Germany is glad to see them and will support refugees as much as possible.
Instead, he emphasized that Ukrainian refugees now receive almost the same social benefits as the local population: "We believe that this is justified. We are currently discussing whether there are spheres in which these payments need to be adjusted."
Jaeger also said that almost 20% of able-bodied Ukrainian refugees are currently employed.
"This may also be due to the fact that 60% of Ukrainians are still participating in language and integration courses. This is good as it allows these people to enter the labor market at a skilled level," he added.
- On October 7, representatives of German districts stated that they demanded to reduce the financial assistance for Ukrainian refugees and to re-establish benefits under the Asylum Seekers' Benefits Act.
- Later, on October 19, the German government stated that there is a need to speed up and simplify the process of employment of refugees from Ukraine.