EU will provide €248 million to support Member States welcoming those fleeing the war
May 18, 2022

EU will provide €248 million to support Member States welcoming those fleeing the war

On 18 May, the European Commission decided to make €248 million available to five Member States that have been hosting a large number of refugees from Ukraine to support their reception and border management systems.

The decision follows the 9 April global pledging event ‘Stand Up for Ukraine’, where the Commission committed up to €400 million to support refugees from Ukraine in the most affected Member States. These emergency funds will support Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Czechia.

Member States can use this funding to provide immediate assistance such as food, transport and temporary accommodation to refugees, while also increasing their capacity to manage the EU’s external borders. 

The Commission will make available the remaining €152 million after the agreement of the budget authority.

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