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News article8 March 2022Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs1 min read

Ukraine: EU steps up solidarity with those fleeing war

Ukraine-EU steps up solidarity with those fleeing war

The Commission outlines today the very substantial support the EU is making available to help people fleeing war in Ukraine, as well as the EU countries receiving them. In the face of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified military invasion of Ukraine, European solidarity in action is helping people through direct humanitarian aid, emergency civil protection assistance, support at the border, as well as a clear legal status allowing those fleeing the war to receive immediate protection in the EU.

The assistance available includes humanitarian support, support for border management, protection for those fleeing and support for reception capacity as well as cohesion policy action for refugees in Europe.

Selected further information:

Press release Ukraine: EU steps up solidarity with those fleeing war

Communication on European solidarity with refugees and those fleeing war in Ukraine

Operational guidelines to help Member States' border guards in managing arrivals at the borders with Ukraine efficiently and reduce waiting time while maintaining a high level of security.

Commission proposal to prolong the implementation period for the money available to Member States under the 2014-2020 Home Affairs funds.

Webpage on Temporary protection

Webpage on EU solidarity with Ukraine

Webpage on Relocating to the EU: Information for people fleeing the war in Ukraine


Publication date
8 March 2022
Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs