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3.4 billion euros for help with the refugee crisis in Ukraine – POLITICO

The European Union will release €3.4 billion in reconstruction funds to help countries take in refugees from Ukraine fleeing the Russian invasion, according to the commission called On Wednesday.

The money will fund investment in housing, education, health, jobs and childcare as Europe copes with its biggest refugee crisis since World War II.

“This is an unprecedented, historic challenge. And Europe’s response has been unprecedented,” said Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas announcing the spending.

According to Commission estimates, an estimated 3.5 million people have fled to the EU. The funds will primarily benefit Ukraine’s EU neighbors – Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia – which have taken in the most people.

The release, which still requires the approval of the EU capitals, will be brought forward and taken from this year’s 10 billion euro tranche of the REACT-EU reconstruction aid programme.

Beyond funding, the Commission is also activate Efforts to integrate newly arrived Ukrainians, for example by establishing Ukrainian language resources for education and employment.

Schinas told reporters that the EU is also helping with health care. It is working with the World Health Organization to set up hubs that can identify Ukrainian patients and send them to available hospitals. Efforts were also made to increase uptake of coronavirus vaccines – which is low among Ukrainians – and vaccine stocks were sufficient to vaccinate the newcomers.

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