In November 2022, among the EU Member States for which data are available, Poland granted the highest number of temporary protection statuses to Ukrainians fleeing Ukraine (40 370) as a consequence of Russia’s invasion. Poland was followed by Germany (36 385), Romania (10 745) and France (8 835).
Compared with October 2022, the number of Ukrainians receiving temporary protection fell in 20 of the 26 EU Member States with available data. The largest decreases were observed in Poland (-14 150 compared with October 2022), followed by Bulgaria (-4 420), Ireland (-2 005) and Germany (-1 210). Meanwhile, the most significant increases were recorded in France (+5 505), Romania (+2 320).
On 30 November 2022, and among the EU countries for which data are available, Poland reported the highest number of Ukrainian beneficiaries of temporary protection with a total of 939 865, followed by Germany (901 930 Ukrainian beneficiaries), Spain (153 760) and Bulgaria (144 315). Compared with October, this month saw a decrease in Ukrainian beneficiaries of temporary protection in Poland due to the deregistration of their temporary protection statuses. A similar decrease was already registered in October compared with September.
Data presented in this article refer to the grants of temporary protection based on the Council Implementing Decision 2022/382 of 4 March 2022, establishing the existence of a mass influx of displaced persons from Ukraine due to Russia’s invasion, and having the effect of introducing.
Compared with the population of each Member State, the highest ratios of Ukrainian citizens granted temporary protection in November 2022 per thousand inhabitants were recorded in Estonia (1.4 granted temporary protection per thousand inhabitants) and Poland (1.1).
29% of Ukrainians seeking protection in Germany were children
Germany granted the highest number of temporary protections for Ukrainian children (persons under 18 years old) with a total of 10 495 (representing 29% of Ukrainians granted protection in Germany in November 2022), followed by Poland (9 105, 23%), Romania (3 450, 32%) and Italy (2 210, 29%).
Notably, in all countries for which November 2022 data are available, children below the age of 14 represented between 69% to 100% of all children granted temporary protection.
Predominantly female Ukrainians seek protection in the EU Member States
In the EU Member States for which data are available, the majority of Ukrainians granted temporary protection were females, including girls.
The largest numbers of females who received temporary protection were reported by Poland (25 895, representing 64% of Ukrainians granted protection in Poland in November), Germany (20 855, 57%), Romania (6 030, 56%), France (6 015, 68%) and Italy (5 270, 69%).
The largest numbers of males (including boys) who received temporary protection were reported by Germany (15 475, representing 43% of Ukrainians granted protection in Germany in November), Poland (14 480, 36%) Romania (4 720, 44%), France (2 820, 32%) and Spain (2 350, 46%).