Welcoming those fleeing war in Ukraine: Readying Europe to meet the needs

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Series Details COM (2022) 131
Publication Date 23/03/2022
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Communication published by the European Commission on 23 March 2022, focusing on the actions implemented by the European Union (EU) within its territory to support those who are fleeing Ukraine as a result of Russia's invasion of the country.

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Russia's decision to invade Ukraine in February 2022 was met with shock and condemnation by most international stakeholders. Indiscriminate attacks on civilians led to massive loss of life, and millions were forced to leave Ukraine and seek shelter in neighbouring countries to the West, all of which are members of the European Union (EU).

EU action to respond to this flow of refugees was epitomised by the first-ever activation of the Temporary Protection Directive, providing quick assistance and a clear legal status. Beyond the immediate support provided in terms of assistance at the border, reception and civil protection, this Communication provides an overview of further steps taken to support EU Member States ensure beneficiaries can effectively access their right to education, healthcare, accommodation and jobs.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2022:131:FIN
Related Links
European Commission: Press Release, 23/03/2022: Ukraine: EU support to help Member States meet the needs of refugees https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_22_1946
European Commission: Speech by Vice-President Šuica at the press conference on Welcoming those fleeing war in Ukraine: Readying Europe to meet the needs (23 March 2022) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_22_1988

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