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Ukraine Crisis: CEE states to receive refugee aid from EC

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The European Commission has decided to provide EUR 248 million to Hungary alongside the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. The five have incurred the greatest costs related to accepting refugees since the beginning of the war, Polish portal Business Insider wrote, according to the Warsaw Business Journal. 

The decision follows the global event "Stand Up for Ukraine," where the EC pledged to allocate up to EUR 400 million to support Ukrainian refugees in the worst-hit member states. 

It is still unclear how the funds will be divided between the individual countries. 

"Member states can use these funds to provide immediate assistance such as food, transport, and temporary accommodation for people fleeing Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, while also increasing their capacity to manage the EU's external borders," the commission said.

 

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