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Government allocating 20 million euros to cover the significant costs of Ukrainian refugees

The Cabinet has announced plans to cover the costs borne by the municipality to support refugees from Ukraine, OmroepOOG reports. Refugees have been accepted in various places in the municipality of Froningen since the beginning of the war in Ukraine.

According to Justice Minister Eric van der Burg, the number of Ukrainian refugees who have found shelters in the Netherlands is so high that the host municipality cannot be expected to cover the additional costs of the existing budget. The amount that the municipality will receive has not yet been determined. However, the Cabinet estimates that the total amount could reach € 20.5 million.

Compensation is, for example, for children who use youth care or who need assistance through the Social Assistance Act (WMO). Previously, local governments received financial support for the costs associated with the acceptance and detention of Ukrainians fleeing ongoing conflicts. The local government will receive a flat rate per refugee and compensation for the refurbishment of the reception facility.

About 64,000 Ukrainian refugees have been registered in the Netherlands since Russia invaded its neighbors on February 24. Municipalities across the country have come up with their own solutions, turning holiday camps, military barracks, boats and even obsolete monasteries into temporary shelters for Ukrainians. Citizen.

In the Froningen region, Ukrainians are housed in the Selvart housing complex, the boathouse in Worcester Park Wyke, and the Nesio Hotel in Haren. In addition, dozens of refugees are staying with individuals.



Government allocating 20 million euros to cover the significant costs of Ukrainian refugees

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