UN: Number of Ukrainian refugees in Europe is approaching 8 million
The number of refugees who arrived in Europe from Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion until January 3 has reached 7,915,287 people
This is stated on the portal of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
It is noted that from February 24, 2022, to January 3, 2023, inclusive, 7,915,287 people were registered for temporary protection in Europe. In the last week alone, the number of them has increased by more than 18 thousand people.
National programs of temporary protection and support involve 4.9 million refugees. In general, since February 24, more than 17 million people have left Ukraine for neighboring countries, approximately 9.2 million people have returned to Ukraine.
It is known that Poland hosted the most refugees, the total number of Ukrainian refugees there is 1 553 707. As for the rest of the countries, according to the UNHCR, from February 24, 2022, to January 3, 2023, Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Bulgaria, France, Romania, Slovakia received the most Ukrainians.
- On December 14, 2022, the Government of Catalonia announced the introduction of payments to Ukrainian refugees. It is noted that direct economic assistance is aimed at people who have suffered "from the conflict in Ukraine", are registered in a municipality in Catalonia and do not have sufficient financial resources: monthly income is less than 481 euros for an adult or less than 629 euros for a mother with a child.
- From the beginning of 2023, Ukrainian refugees who have left for Germany will acquire a new legal status and will receive more financial assistance.