UNHCR: 87% of Ukrainian Refugees Granted Protection by Bulgaria are Women and Children

The Sofia Globe Staff - UNHCR

Eighty-seven per cent of the Ukrainian refugees to whom Bulgaria has granted temporary protection are women and children, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) representation said in an operational update for Bulgaria, released on November 30.

According to the update, since the February 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Bulgaria had received 910 594 refugees at its borders and had granted temporary protection, in terms of the EU Temporary Protection Directive, to about 146 493.