Germany pledges another 500 million euros in military aid to Ukraine

A total of 967,546 people fleeing the war entered Germany at least temporarily, 36% of them children, the ministry said in a statement.

About 97% are Ukrainian citizens.

Three out of four adults are women and about 8% are over the age of 64.

“Many people in our society have worked harder than ever to help refugees,” said Home Secretary Nancy Fazer, calling the influx “the largest in Europe since World War II.” ) movement of refugees”.

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By the end of last week, some 155,000 Ukrainian students had enrolled in German schools, according to a meeting of state education ministers in Berlin.

The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR says more than 6.6 million Ukrainians have been registered as refugees across Europe since the Russian invasion.

Countries such as the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania and Slovakia have opened their borders, homes and wallets to help those fleeing war.

About 3.8 million Ukrainian refugees have returned to their home countries at some point since the start of the war, according to the German Foreign Ministry, citing UNHCR information.

It added that a “significant number” of those registered in Germany may have traveled to other EU member states or returned to Ukraine.

A United Nations survey released in July found that most Ukrainian refugees want to return home as soon as possible, but do not expect to return until the war is over.

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