Nearly 400,000 Ukrainians Have Received Temporary Protection In The Czech Republic
Temporary residence permits allow those fleeing war to be able to stay in the country for up to a year. More than 70% of the refugees from Ukraine are women. Some Ukrainians have already found work in the Czech Republic, while others have moved to other countries or returned to their homeland. Photo credit: JMK
Czech Republic, July 26 (BD) – The Interior Ministry has released updated information regarding the migration of refugees from the Ukrainian War. Last week more 446 Ukrainian refugees received temporary protection in the Czech Republic, 37 more than the previous week.
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than 398,000 refugees have been granted visas in the Czech Republic. While in their host territory, refugees may access public health insurance, education, and the labour market for up to one year. The police do not have to record the stay of children under the age of 15, who comprise almost a third of the total, according to ministry statistics.
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The exact number of Ukrainian refugees residing in the Czech Republic is unknown; some of them are leaving for other countries or returning to Ukraine. In June, authorities estimated that between 280,000 and 300,000 refugees remained in the Czech Republic.
Czech Labour Minister Marian Jurečka (KDU-ČSL) said on Wednesday that 92,000 refugees from Ukraine have found jobs in the Czech Republic. He added that they were mainly filling positions that had long been vacant.