Germany: Allocates additional 2.4 billion euros to help Ukrainian refugees by 2022

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Germany’s government has allocated another 2.4 billion euros to cover the costs of offering aid to Ukrainian refugees the country has taken in this year, Labor Minister Hubertus Heil told the RND media group.

According to Mr Heil, Germany has taken in around 800,000 refugees from Ukraine. 30% of them are under 14 years of age.

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Last month, Germany’s employment agency recorded a rise in the unemployment rate, attributed to Ukrainian refugees joining its lists seeking work.

To date, 360,000 Ukrainian nationals have been registered in the welfare system, of which 260,000 are seeking work, according to Mr. Heil.

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“The point now is for them to get a job,” he added.

More than 9 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia’s military invasion of the neighboring country began on February 24, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced Wednesday.


Source: Capital

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