Ukrainian refugees in Sweden complained about a small allowance

November 27, 2022

Ukrainian refugees in Sweden do not have enough benefits for basic needs, forcing many of them to decide to return to Ukraine. This was reported by the Swedish TV channel TV4.

The report cites the words of a refugee from Chernihiv, who shared that they have to constantly collect bottles. “I feel like a poor person who has to go and beg because I can’t go to work because my children don’t go to kindergarten. I feel very bad,” she complained.

As reported in the material, a Ukrainian woman living with two children in a shelter near Stockholm is given an amount of 71 Swedish krona

Refugees fleeing conflict in neighboring Ukraine arrive to Przemysl, Poland, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

daily, and 43 kroner relies on each of the children. However, reporters say, the allowance is not able to cover the cost of food, clothing, transportation and medical care.

The TV channel said that Swedish benefits from the migration service have not been indexed since the 1990s. Some political parties are in favor of increased funding, but most still believe that able-bodied immigrants should work.

In early June of this year, Poland announced a decision to cancel the daily allowance for refugees from Ukraine as a motivation for them to earn and provide for their needs on their own. It was noted that disabled people, as well as pregnant women and women with many children, will continue to receive payments.