Czech Republic has Almost Reached Maximum Number of Refugees
Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala has called for help for the approximately 270,000 Ukrainian refugees in the country but said the Czech Republic could not absorb many more.
“We have to realize that we are reaching the limit of what we can absorb without huge problems,” Fiala said, referring to the influx of refugees.
The Czech parliament has passed a law that gives poor refugees 200 euros a month. People who take Ukrainian refugees into their homes receive 120 euros per refugee per month.
More than 3 million people have fled the country in the three weeks of the war in Ukraine, most of them to Poland first. The Czech Republic has more than 10 million inhabitants and does not border Ukraine.