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Poland ranked first in the EU for granting asylum to the most Ukrainians

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Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny - Reporter at The European Times News

As of May 31, 2022, Poland ranked first and Bulgaria ranked second among the EU countries in which the most Ukrainians were granted the right to asylum, according to Eurostat data.

In total, as of May 31, 2022, the largest number of Ukrainians who received the right to asylum in the EU countries were registered in Poland – 1,142,375 people, according to Eurostat data.

Bulgaria is after Poland with 111,895 registered Ukrainians entitled to asylum. In third place is Slovakia, which has granted this right to 76,510 people.

In the month of May alone, Romania overtakes Bulgaria in this indicator and ranks second again after Poland, having sheltered 20,435 people.

On a per capita basis, among the EU countries, the largest number of Ukrainians were granted the right to asylum in Lithuania in May (an average of 6.1 people per 1,000 of the population).

Cyprus (average 3.5 people per 1000) and Bulgaria (average 2.9 people per 1000) follow.

Less than half of Ukrainians seeking protection in EU member states are children, according to Eurostat data.

The largest number of Ukrainian children (under 18) granted temporary protection was registered in Poland (30,170 children, or 31% of Ukrainians granted protection in Poland in May), followed by Romania (8,235, or 40% ) and Bulgaria (7,175, or 36%).

In the EU Member States for which data are available, the majority of Ukrainians granted temporary protection are women, including girls. The largest number of women granted temporary protection were reported from Poland (67,465, or 70% of Ukrainians granted protection in Poland in May), Romania (13,785, or 67%) and Bulgaria (13,475, or 68%). ).

Among men granted temporary protection in EU Member States, at least a third are boys under 18.

Photo: Eurostat

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