About 1.1 million Ukrainian refugees found work in the European Union

At least 1.1 million forced Ukrainian refugees succeeded in finding employment in some of the nations within the European Union.

During a news conference in Brussels honoring the first year of the Directive on temporary protection for Ukraine’s implementation, Vice President of the European Commission Margaritis Shinas reportedly made this statement, according to Ukrinform.

“Temporary protection status also provides direct and unconditional access to the labor market, unlike the traditional status of asylum seekers. Given this, people can start working immediately. Currently, 1.1 million displaced persons from Ukraine are employed in the EU,” he said.

A fifth of the more than 4 million forced migrants from Ukraine currently living in the European Union’s borders are children, claims Shinas.

The vice-president of the European Commission brought up the difficulty of educating refugee children from Ukraine in this context. Only half of the 1.3 million Ukrainian children, in his estimation, are presently enrolled in schools in the host countries.

Shinas also pointed out that a sizable portion of these kids can attend Ukrainian institutions online.

According to reports, the EU has given our nation sizable political, economic, financial, military, and humanitarian assistance ever since Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine began.

For the first time in history, the EU implemented the so-called Temporary Protection Directive, which gave Ukrainian refugees the right to residence and social protection on the territory of EU countries. The present expiration date is March 2024.

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