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European countries spent 43 billion euros on refugees from Ukraine

Jul 4, 2023

European governments have already allocated more than 43 billion euros to shelter Ukrainians who have become refugees because of the war unleashed by Russia.

The press service of the Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine reports this, citing a study by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

These costs include cash payments, housing, medical care, and educational services, as well as the provision of food and basic necessities.


Poland spent the most money on supporting refugees from Ukraine - more than €12 billion. Germany's expenses amounted to almost 11 billion euros.

The Czech Republic (€2.94 billion), Spain (€2.24 billion), France (€2.04 billion), Romania (€1.26 billion), Switzerland (€1.16 billion), and Italy (€1.15 billion) also allocated significant funds for sheltering Ukrainians.

Author - Olena Madiak, 04/07/2023

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