European migrant crisis

9 Countries, including Bulgaria, will ask for Help from the EU for the Refugees from Ukraine

The Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the three Baltic states will seek financial assistance from the European Union for the care of Ukrainian refugees, according to a statement from Czech Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Bartoš.

Over 38,000 migrant smugglers caught since 2016

More than 38,000 migrant smugglers have been apprehended and over 9,000 suspects have been arrested in Turkey in the past six years, according to the Presidency of Migration Management.

From Jan. 1 to April 19 this year, security forces have captured 2,545 migrant smugglers, which points to a 53 percent increase from the same period in 2021, the authority said in a statement.

They Have Fled to Safety But Ukraine’s Youngest Are Not Fine

The 36-year-old beautician and her daughter fled Zaporizhzhia, in south-eastern Ukraine, in early March, after a bomb blast shattered all the windows of their apartment. Around the time they were leaving, a Russian air strike set the city's nuclear plant - which is also Europe's largest - on fire, stoking fears of a nuclear disaster.

The EP has approved € 3.4 billion for countries that have accepted refugees from Ukraine

EU countries that have taken refuge from the Russian invasion of Ukraine will immediately receive 3.4 billion euros, MEPs in Strasbourg have decided.

At its session, the European Parliament gave the green light to redirect EU funds for regional development and asylum to member states sheltering Ukrainian refugees. MEPs have now adopted additional emergency measures to support them.

Jelšane could accommodate 80-100 Ukrainian refugees

Ljubljana – The Government Office for the Support and Integration of Migrants is preparing a facility at the border crossing of Jelšane, south-west, for Ukrainian refugees. Its director Katarina Štrukelj said that it could accept 80-100 refugees, depending on how many more arrive in the future.