EU to allocate 17 billion euros for Ukrainian refugees
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Ukrainian refugees have reached 4.2 million.
The European Union decided on Monday that it will raise its aid to Ukrainian refugees and allocate a total of 17 billion euros.
The Council approved an amendment to the Internal Affairs Funds and the Asylum, Immigration and Integration Fund, which will provide additional resources for receiving refugees from Ukraine.
Simultaneously, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees counted a total of 4,176,401 Ukrainian refugees with their number increasing by 38,559 from last Friday.
About 90% of those who have sought refuge from Ukraine are women and children, while the Ukrainian authorities do not allow men of fighting age to leave. The United Nations estimates the number of displaced people in Ukraine at about 6.5 million.
According to the United Nations International Organization for Migration, some 205,500 non-Ukrainians have sought refuge from the country, and they sometimes face difficulties in returning home.
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More than ten million people, more than a quarter of the population, have been forced to leave their homes either by crossing borders to seek refuge in neighboring countries or by seeking another safe haven in Ukraine.
In the same context, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) confirmed that more than half of the country's 7.5 million children are displaced or refugees.
Ukraine has long met an influx of students and immigrants from around the world, as HRW reported that 2020 government data revealed that 80,000 international students were in the country, many of whom came from India, Morocco, and Nigeria, and now, after spending years in Ukraine, Kiev authorities are discriminating against them.
Ukraine itself has a neo-Nazi issue, which prompted Russia to launch a military operation with the intent of "denazifying" its western neighbor following sabotage attacks by Ukrainian armed forces and ultra-nationalist and neo-Nazi groups in Donbass.