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Explained: How the EU is coping with 2.5 million refugees

The Free Press Journal | 12/03/2022 03:52 PM | Click to read full article

In the two weeks since Russia invaded Ukraine, around 2.5 million people have fled — the great majority of them to European Union countries. More than half have entered Poland while hundreds of thousands more are seeking refuge, mostly in Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. 

The EU has launched an emergency protection system offering shelter, access to jobs, medical treatment and education to those who fled the assault.