The Malta Independent 26 June 2022, Sunday

Just over 1,000 Ukrainians benefitting from temporary protection in Malta

Monday, 20 June 2022, 14:26 Last update: about 5 days ago

Just over 1,000 people from Ukraine have benefitted from temporary protection in Malta, with 76% being women, according to the National Statistics Office (NSO).

On 4 March, the European Union activated the Temporary Protection Directive (2001/55/EC) in response to the Ukranian crisis.

Russia invaded Ukraine at the end of February, attacking cities across the country and leading to the displacement of millions of Ukrainians.

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The figures published on Monday by NSO show that in March, a total of 191 people benefitted from temporary protection. This number continued to increase in April as the number stood at 395, and 416 in May.

The NSO infographic also showed data based on the age groups of persons benefitting from temporary protection, revealing that 4% of arrivals were unaccompanied minors.

A breakdown by age shows that 29% of arrivals were aged between 0-13 years, 6% between 14-17 years, 23% between 18-34 years, 33% between 35-64, while 9% were over 65 years old.

 

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