120,000 Ukrainians registered in Spain since start of Russia’s invasion

Madrid, May 24 (EFE).- Around 120,000 Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasion have arrived in Spain in the last three months, according to government data Tuesday.

The vast majority — just shy of 109,000 — of the refugees in Spain have been granted temporary protection status, a European Union policy in force for the first time since it was drawn up in the wake of the Balkan wars, while 3,000 have found work.

Some 67% of those who have been granted the protection status in Spain are women compared to 33% who are men, which reflects the martial law and general mobilization policies in Ukraine, according to the latest data from Spain’s interior ministry.

As of April 30, the number of working-age Ukrainian refugees with temporary protection status, which allows them to access services like healthcare as well as the job market, was 47,231, some 77% of which were women, according to Spain’s ministry of inclusion, social security and migration.

Of those, 3,019 had found work in Spain and were registered on the social security system.

The average profile of a Ukrainian refugee in Spain is a female, around 30-years-old, and with higher education qualifications in studies such as economics, engineering, computer science and law. EFE


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