Secret memo warns EU of risks due to influx of refugees from Ukraine – Media

The secret memo states that the arrival of newcomers in the country is “risky for social cohesion and integration”.

The arrival of thousands of Ukrainian refugees in Ireland risks being thwarted “Social Solidarity and Integration” In the country, a secret cabinet memo to the government is reported to have predicted.

According to an article published by the Irish Independent on Saturday, the country’s ministers were told that Ireland’s current level of humanitarian response to the conflict in Ukraine could become unstable in the coming weeks. The memo emphasizes that newcomers are at risk of leaving Ireland without housing, education, income support or employment.

The situation was particularly dangerous “Deprived community” Where the arrival of Ukrainian refugees may be weak “Social cohesion and integration.”

Described as paper memo “The first evidence of high-level government concern about the impact of this crisis on communities across the country,” Which has recently faced a massive influx of newcomers.

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Among the areas most affected, the Independent Memo claims, is the Irish public service, as well as the transport, travel and tourism industries. Efforts to support refugees may be affected “Large population,” According to the memo, co “Sustainability of that model of humanitarian response, additional budget pressures and increased demand for public services.” – Anything that already exists “Incomplete demand.”

About 250 refugees come to Emerald Isle every day. It is estimated that about 5,000 people may end up without housing in the near future. The waiting time for accommodation is also expected to increase.

In all, more than 30,000 people arrived in Ireland from Ukraine when Russia launched its large-scale military operation against Ukraine in late February. More than 21,000 of them are seeking housing from the state, the report said. At the same time, less than 2,000 of the refugees arriving in Ireland have active employment.

According to the United Nations, more than 6.4 million people have fled Ukraine since the start of the war. The lion’s share of them, about 3.5 million, went to neighboring Poland. Romania and Russia have become the other two main destinations for Ukrainian refugees, with about 900,000 people moving to each country.

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