EU to increase its 2022 budget by 176 million euros to aid Ukraine refugees
EU to increase its 2022 budget by 176 million euros to aid Ukraine refugees

Sofia, Bulgaria: European Commission, in its recent statement on April 22, 2022, announced a proposal to increase its 2022 budget by 176 million euros of payments being done to the nations who are providing shelter to the Ukrainian refugees. In accordance with the provided information, the funds will be transmitted via Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and the Border Management and Visa Instrument (BMVI). 

“The EU budget keeps delivering on crisis-management. The reinforcement proposed today supports our most impacted member states, ensuring they have the resources to address the needs of those fleeing Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine. This is yet another example of EU solidarity in action”, the Commission in its statement added. 

These funds are provided under AMIF will make sure that the Ukraine refugees fleeing to the other countries are getting suitable food, shelter, sanitation, clothing, medicines, family tracing, legal and translation assistance, psycho-social and other services. 

Meanwhile, the funds provided under BMVI will look after the smooth functioning of the near the external borders, such as identification, fingerprinting, registration, security checks, and medical. 

Although, the proposal kept by the EU will be considered and is yet to be approved by European Parliament and EU member states in the Council. 

Apart from this, the Commission informed that it has managed to raise a total sum amount of 9.1 billion euros via its initiative called “Stand Up for Ukraine” to assist the migrated nationals of the war-torn country. 

Today marks the 59th day of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24.