According to journalists, hundreds of Ukrainians out of the 40,000 who arrived in Sweden over the past year cannot get food for every day, reports RIA Novosti. “It’s very hard to say no to a child when she asks for an apple,” complained a Ukrainian woman who ran perfume shops in Odessa before coming to Sweden.
The channel notes that the current situation is partly due to the fact that more than 12,000 Ukrainians of working age live on government benefits. They don’t know Swedish, so they can’t get a job. As a result, such refugees can only count on a daily allowance – 71 crowns (about 500 rubles).
In Stockholm, about 400-500 Ukrainians come to the local branch of the Red Cross to receive free food, in the city of Växö there are about 200 such people. At the same time, as Red Cross coordinator Magnus Andersson pointed out, the organization in the long term “cannot be a guarantor of the basic needs of this group of refugees”.