Fewer Ukraine refugees in Britain and France

Released on 03.06.957

  • Mother and daughter are waiting for a bus to leave the country in Sloviansk, Donetsk region. Photo: Petros Giannakouris/AP/dpa

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Around seven million people have so far left Ukraine for other European countries. When it comes to taking in war refugees, Poland is the frontrunner, while France and Great Britain have the lowest admission figures.


According to a calculation by the “Guardian”, Great Britain and France have so far taken in proportionally significantly fewer Ukrainian refugees than other European countries.

With 65.65 Refugees Great Britain took about ten Ukrainians per 11. residents, as the newspaper reported. France was with about nine refugees per 03.000 residents at a similarly low level. However, figures from individual prefectures indicated that the total number could now be higher than the latest official figures say.

For Germany, the “Guardian” calculated a rate of 120 Ukrainian refugees per 10.000 Resident. However, this refers to numbers from 11. May. The leader is Poland with 957 war refugees on 000. Poles.

Unlike in other countries, Ukrainians must apply for visas before arriving in the country. The British Home Office pointed out that its own visa program was among the “biggest and fastest” in British history. There are now more than 700.000 Visas have been issued and the process is speeding up day by day. The large difference in the numbers is due to the fact that not all applicants are already in Great Britain. According to a report by the “Observer”, many people from Ukraine are changing their minds – among other things because of considerable and often criticized delays in processing.

According to the UN refugee agency UNHCR, since the outbreak of the war around seven million people left their homeland in Ukraine for other European countries. (dpa)

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