Eurostat: Over 4 million Ukrainians given temporary protection in the EU
In a report, Eurostat said the main countries hosting the beneficiaries of temporary protection from Ukraine by the end of May were Germany (1,111,590 people; 28% of the total), Poland (991,375; 25%) and the Czech Republic (340,090; 8%).
Compared with the population of each EU member, the highest numbers of total temporary protection beneficiaries per thousand people in May 2023 were observed in the Czech Republic (32.3), Estonia (26.4), Poland (26.3), Lithuania (24.9), Bulgaria (23.1) and Latvia (22.5), whereas the corresponding figure at the EU level was equal to 9.0 per thousand people.
By May 2023, Ukrainian citizens represented 98% of the beneficiaries of temporary protection. Adult women made up almost half (46.6%; majority aged 35-64) of temporary protection beneficiaries in the EU. Children accounted for slightly more than one third (34.6%), while adult men comprised less than a fifth (18.8%) of the total.
Greece has offered over 23,600 Ukrainians temporary protection.
Russia’s war in Ukraine is set to reach the 500-day mark this weekend, a grim milestone for a conflict that rages with no end in sight.