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News article10 June 2022Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs

Justice and Home Affairs Council: EU continues to help refugees from Ukraine

Solidarity for Ukraine - Germany

The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council took place in Luxembourg on 9 and 10 June. EU home affairs ministers together with Vice-President Schinas, Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, and Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson discussed several topics related to EU security and migration.

Progress on the 10 Point Plan to help Ukraine

An important point discussed during the JHA Council was the 10 Point Plan to better coordinate European actions for welcoming people fleeing the war from Ukraine. Commissioner Johansson presented the progress made on each point of the plan, since its launch in late March:

  1. The Commission, together with Member States and EU Agencies developed in record-time an EU Platform for Registration, now online since 31 May.
  2. The map of transport and information hubs for refugees across EU countries is available online since 12 May. A telephone helpline in Ukrainian and Russian is also available as of 16 May.
  3. The EU continues to support its countries in enhancing their reception systems, including the offer of suitable accommodation for refugees.
  4. In cooperation with national governments, EU agencies and international organisation, contingency plans are developed to prepare EU countries for medium and long-term needs.
  5. Special measures are taken to protect children fleeing the war, including guidelines and trainings.  
    Reception points for Ukrainian refugees in Poland

    Volunteers help refugees from Ukraine at a transport and information hub

  6. On 11 May, the Commission presented an anti-trafficking plan for all EU countries to protect refugees from human traffickers.
  7. EU continues to help Moldova in welcoming refugees from neighboring Ukraine. This includes organising transfers of Ukrainian refugees from Moldova to other EU countries and Frontex assisting with border management.
  8. EU is facilitating cooperation with UK, USA, and Canada and 140 000 displaced from Ukraine arrived to those countries under their respective schemes.
  9. Great attention is given to tackle and prevent organised crime and trafficking in human beings by Europol and the EMPACT community, especially in EU countries bordering Ukraine and Moldova.
  10. Since the start of the war, the EU rapidly released adequate funding to EU countries to support people fleeing the war and to manage their borders.  

Read the factsheet below for more details, including EU funding amounts, on the progress of the 10-Point Action Plan:

 

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Publication date
10 June 2022
Author
Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs