27,000 people from Ukraine are registered in a Dutch municipality

Since February 24, 2022, more than 27,000 people from Ukraine have been registered in a Dutch municipality. More than a third of them are children. 80% of adult refugees are women. Most of them were recorded in major cities. This is evidenced by the provisional figures released to Statistics Netherlands (CBS) on Thursday 7 April 2022.

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, a large influx of refugees has begun. People who have come to the Netherlands from Ukraine can immediately register as residents in the municipality in which they reside, if they hold Ukrainian citizenship. People of different nationalities can also register if they can prove that they have a valid residence permit for Ukraine right before the raid. In the weeks from March 21 to April 3 2022, approximately 10,000 people per week settled from Ukraine. During the same period, about 4,000 immigrants per week settled from other countries.


Children and women between the ages of 25 and 45 years. More than a third (37%) of people registered since February 24 are minors, 33% are between 25 and 45 years old. These are mainly women; Of the adult registered, nearly 80 percent are women. Among minors, the proportion of boys and girls is approximately equal. There are also more women among people over 60 years of age, but overrepresentation is lower (70%).

Most of the recordings are in cities. In absolute numbers, the number of registered people who came from Ukraine is the highest in the larger Dutch cities. By far, Rotterdam has the largest number of registered, over 1,500. It is followed by Amsterdam (nearly 1,000) and Groningen and Eindhoven (both over 500). More than 400 people from Ukraine were registered in Westland, Hilversum and The Hague. Relative to population, Renswoude has the largest number of registered people, 14 per thousand inhabitants. This is followed by Nord Bevilland and Montfort (about 6 per thousand), and Westerfold and Oldbrook (5 per thousand). This is often due to local initiatives to receive large groups of refugees in an empty office building, for example.

other nationality. About 5% of persons registered in Ukraine do not have Ukrainian citizenship. The nationality of nearly a quarter of them is not yet known. These are mainly minors. Usually they do not have their own passport, but are registered as Ukrainians if their parent(s) declares under oath that these are their children. Many people from Ukraine with other nationalities are adult men. This applies to different nationalities. Nigerians (9%), Syrians (8%) as well as Dutch (6%) are part of this group.

Amstelveen municipality starts living allowance for Ukrainian refugees, In anticipation of the final state list. By living allowance, we mean a premium over food, clothing, and other personal expenses. The municipality will start the scheme on Wednesday 6 April 2022. Ukrainian refugees residing in Amstelveen can apply for municipal living allowance from Wednesday 6 April 2022. The government is working on a plan, but because it is still taking some time, the municipality has decided to anticipate this. Many refugees no longer have any money and are dependent on donations from residents and the authorities. The municipality desires to enable people to independently bear essential personal and important expenses.


(Photo by Amstelveen Municipality – 2022)

Reported by the Mayor of Amstelveen, Tjapko Poppins Twitter April 7, 2022: I just visited the former Griffioen Cultural Centre, where 100 Ukrainian refugee children now follow a daily programme. Comfortable rooms, busy children, thanks to the welfare organization Tweet embed And many enthusiastic volunteers (Ukrainians)

High living money. Living funds are provided to refugees from Ukraine who are registered in the database of municipal personal records (BRP) and who have a bank account. A distinction is made between refugees in municipal shelters and refugees staying with individuals. Refugees in municipal shelters receive 205 euros for food and 55 euros for clothing and other personal expenses per person per month. They are currently receiving compensation for food in kind at the hotel, in the form of meals. Refugees staying with private individuals receive €215 per person per month for their stay (and €55 per child under 18). In implementing the scheme, the municipality will start with refugees staying with individuals because they have not received anything yet.

Domestic labor budget Ukraine. The living allowance advance is covered by the local labor budget in Ukraine. The government announced that it would reimburse all costs incurred by the municipalities. The amount provided by the municipality as a living allowance is the same as that which will be provided by the government. Search for more information On the page Living insurance for refugees from Ukraine. Read also: Emergency shelter for Ukrainian refugees in Amstelveen

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