This is said in a statement published on the website of the European Commission, Ukrinform reports.
“The Commission made available a further €100 million to seven Member States that have been hosting large numbers of refugees. The decision follows the 9 April Global Pledging event “Stand Up for Ukraine”, where the Commission committed up to €400 million to support refugees from Ukraine in the most affected Member States,” the statement says.
It is noted that the first tranche of €248 million as emergency assistance was allocated in May to five front line Member States: Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The second tranche of the emergency assistance from home affairs funds will support Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic., Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
“Member States can use these funds to continue offering immediate assistance to refugees, such as food, transport and temporary accommodation. These funds can also support their capacity to integrate refugees, including the vulnerable ones, such as unaccompanied minors,” the statement says.
According to the European Commission, the remaining €52 million will be allocated at a later stage towards emerging needs, such as accommodation projects, providing quality psychological first aid, mental health and psychosocial support to persons fleeing Ukraine.
As reported, since the beginning of Russia's full-scale military invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the EU has been providing political, economic, financial, humanitarian and military assistance to Ukraine.
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