2,000 Ukrainians found refuge in Latvia in August

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In August 2022, among the EU Member States for which data are available, Poland granted the highest number of temporary protection statuses to Ukrainians fleeing Ukraine (67 280) as a consequence of Russia’s invasion. Poland was followed by Germany (62 140), Romania (9 715), France (6 410) and Spain (6 165) according to latest Eurostat figures.

Latvia granted protection to 2,030 Ukrainians in August, slightly fewer than the figure of 2,105 in July and much lower than the peak figure of 11,085 in March, in the immediate aftermath of the Russian invasion.

Compared with July 2022, the number of Ukrainians receiving temporary protection fell in 12 of the 22 EU Member States with available data. The largest decreases were observed in Bulgaria (-1 985 people compared with July 2022), followed by Ireland (-1 690) and Hungary (-1 240). Meanwhile, significant increases were recorded in Poland (+9 990), France (+2 585) and Romania (+2 320). 

Ukrainians granted protection in August 2022
Ukrainians granted protection in August 2022

On 31st August 2022, and for the countries for which data are available, Poland reported a total of 1.3 million Ukrainians benefitting from decisions granting temporary protection. Spain (139 965 Ukrainian beneficiaries), Bulgaria (130 290) and Slovakia (86 965) were the other Member States with the highest total numbers of Ukrainian beneficiaries of temporary protection. 

According to Eurostat Latvia has granted protection to 31,895 Ukrainians since March.

Compared with the population of each Member State, the highest ratio of Ukrainian citizens granted temporary protection in August 2022 per thousand inhabitants  was recorded in Estonia (1.9 granted temporary protection per thousand inhabitants), followed by Poland (1.8) and Lithuania (1.4).

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