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Displaced persons from Ukraine are off to a good start

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Many of the displaced people from Ukraine have found employment, attend Danish classes and the share of public welfare is falling.

The integration of those displaced from Ukraine is going well.

This shows both key figures on displaced persons from Ukraine and a new questionnaire survey among adult displaced persons, which the Ministry of Immigration and Integration (Udl├Žndinge- og Integrationsministeriet) publishes today in connection with the fact that this week marks one year since Russia invaded Ukraine.

About 2 out of 5 18-66-year-old displaced people from Ukraine are in work, and the survey shows that almost 9 out of 10 without a job are actively looking for a job or will soon. At the same time, more than 3 out of 5 state that they have started Danish lessons. The study also shows that most displaced adults have vocational training and were on the labor market in Ukraine before the invasion.

2 out of 3 answer that they applied for residence in Denmark because they had networks in Denmark or other connections to Denmark. After receiving a residence permit under the special act, almost 9 out of 10 were placed in the desired municipality.

Immigration and Integration Minister Kaare Dybvad Bek states:

-This week it is one year since the first displaced people from Ukraine came to Denmark after Russia’s invasion.

The ministry’s survey shows that it has gone very well with the reception of the more than 30,000 displaced persons from Ukraine who have arrived so far. Almost 9 out of 10 homes were placed in the desired municipality. Most have a network in Denmark. A great many Ukrainians have succeeded in finding work. And the survey shows that the vast majority of those who are not in employment are trying to get a job.

-It is good for Denmark and the Ukrainians. And it is also good for Ukraine if the displaced people return home with improved language skills and new competences when, hopefully, one day there will be peace.

-I would like to thank the authorities, the municipalities, the refugee organisations, the volunteers and everyone from civil society who are making a huge effort and contributing to helping the Ukrainians get off to a good start in Denmark, the minister says.

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