590 Ukrainians found refuge in Latvia in January

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In January 2023, among the EU members for which data are available, Poland granted the highest number of temporary protection statuses to Ukrainians fleeing Ukraine (28 445) as a consequence of Russia’s invasion. Poland was followed by Germany (28 205) ahead of Romania (8 955) and Spain (4 250), according to Eurostat figures published March 7.

Latvia granted 590 protections, the lowest number in any month since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion. 

Compared with December 2022, the number of decisions granting temporary protection to Ukrainians in January fell in 21 of the 25 EU members with available data. The largest decreases were observed in Poland (-3 415 compared with December 2022), followed by Romania (-2 305), Italy and Ireland (both -2 000). Meanwhile, the most important increase was recorded in Germany (+3 095).

On 31 January 2023, and among the EU countries for which data are available, the highest numbers of Ukrainian beneficiaries of temporary protection were recorded in Germany (971 920) and Poland (969 425). Compared with the population of each EU member, the highest ratios of Ukrainian citizens granted temporary protection per thousand population in January 2023 were recorded in Cyprus (1.0), Estonia and Poland (both 0.8). 


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