SEF granted almost 22,500 requests for temporary protection to refugees

Almost 22,500 people who fled the war in Ukraine have already obtained temporary protection in Portugal, reveals this Saturday the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF), according to which more than a third are children.

The SEF adds that it has already granted 22,455 requests for temporary protection to Ukrainian citizens and foreign nationals residing in Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion of the country.

It also reveals that among the 22,455 requests are 8,032 children, that is, 35.7% of the cases.

The SEF has a platform onlinein three languages, for requests for temporary protection for people fleeing Ukraine because of the war.

The ‘SEFforUkraine.sef.pt’ platform “enables all Ukrainian citizens and their family members (household), as well as any foreign citizen residing in Ukraine, to make an online request for temporary protection of one year, extendable for two periods of six months”, according to the SEF.

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