65,000 Ukrainian refugees in Belgium

Fedasil Ukraine
One year after the start of the conflict in Ukraine, more than 65,000 refugees have been granted temporary protection in our country.

The Belgian authorities of different levels of government are working together to best accommodate Ukrainian people who have fled their country. The National Crisis Centre has just published a first assessment of the actions, one year after the arrival of the first refugees from Ukraine in our country.

From 10 March 2022 to 31 January 2023, more than 65,000 temporary protection certificates were issued by the Immigration Office.

25% of people who came to the registration centre expressed the need for an accommodation solution. Fedasil has therefore referred 16,183 displaced people from Ukraine to temporary crisis shelters – either directly to a commune in the country or via the Red Cross' 'Ariane' emergency centre (Brussels).

The full report (registrations, accommodation, employment, education of the refugees), with infographics, is available here (in French)

Temporary protection? Displaced persons from Ukraine can register on Belgian soil to receive temporary protection. In Belgium, the Immigration Office is the administration in charge of the registration of displaced persons. For those who wish, Fedasil is responsible for the orientation to a temporary accommodation organised in the communes of the country.