Number of Ukrainians receiving temporary protection in EU now tops 4 million — Eurostat
More than 4.1 million people who left Ukraine after the Russian invasion had temporary protection status in EU countries as of July 31, 2023, reported Eurostat.
Germany (1.15 million people, 28% of the total number), Poland (971,080, 24%), and the Czech Republic (357,540, 9%) were the main EU countries that accepted Ukrainians and granted temporary protection status.
By the end of June 2023, the number of beneficiaries of temporary protection from Ukraine in the EU increased by 45,915 (+1.1%). The largest absolute growth was observed in Germany (+20,445, +1.8%), the Czech Republic (+8,400, +2.5%), and the Netherlands (+3,515, +2.9%).
Two countries saw a decrease in the number of people under temporary protection: Poland (-6,660, -0.7%) and Latvia (-1,760, -4.2%).
When comparing the population of each EU member state, the highest number of recipients of temporary protection per thousand people was observed in the Czech Republic (33), Poland (26.4), Estonia (25.9), Bulgaria (25.3), and Lithuania (25), while the corresponding figure at the EU level was 9.2 per thousand people.
Adult women accounted for almost half (46.6%) of recipients of temporary protection in the EU. Children made up a little more than a third (34.2%), and adult men made up less than a fifth (19.2%) of the total number.