1,700 refugees arrived from Ukraine in October

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1,700 more Ukrainians found refuge in Latvia in October according to latest data published by Eurostat. It is the lowest figure since the Russian invasion of Ukraine was launched in February.

In October 2022, among the EU Member States for which data are available, Poland granted the highest number of temporary protection statuses to Ukrainians fleeing Ukraine (54 520) as a consequence of Russia’s invasion. Poland was followed by Germany (37 595), Italy (8 620), Romania (8 425) and Bulgaria (7 250).

Compared with September 2022, the number of Ukrainians receiving temporary protection fell in 22 of the 26 EU Member States with available data. The largest decreases were observed in Germany (-14 385 compared with September 2022), followed by Italy (-3 750), Romania (-1 290) and Denmark (-1 020). Meanwhile, the only increases were recorded in Bulgaria (+2 770), Ireland (+1 210), Poland (+975) and Hungary (+20). 

On October 31, and among the countries for which data are available, Poland reported the highest number of Ukrainian beneficiaries of temporary protection with a total of 1.01 million, followed by Germany (847 105 Ukrainian beneficiaries), Spain (148 630) and Bulgaria (141 480). Compared with September, this month saw a decrease in Ukrainian beneficiaries of temporary protection in Poland due to the deregistration of their temporary protection statuses.

In Latvia, a total of around 35,500 temporary protections have been granted from March to the end of October. 

Compared with the population of each Member State, the highest ratio of Ukrainian citizens granted temporary protection in October 2022 per thousand inhabitants  was recorded in Estonia (1.7 granted temporary protection per thousand inhabitants), followed by Poland (1.4), Ireland (1.2) and Bulgaria (1.1).

Data presented in this article refer to the grants of temporary protection based on the Council Implementing Decision 2022/382 of 4 March 2022, establishing the existence of a mass influx of displaced persons from Ukraine due to Russia’s invasion, and having the effect of introducing temporary protection.


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