Effective Cooperation between State, Private Sector and Civil Society to Shelter Ukrainian Refugees
Government of Germany
Germany has so far taken in 1.2 million refugees from Ukraine – almost a quarter of all Ukrainians who have fled to the EU. Concerning the challenging housing, we have created between state, business and civil society a new system of matching offers and needs to foster private housing to Ukrainian refugees instead of state-run institutions and public shelters. GER is going to make use of the matching system between state, private sector and civil society available not only in the context of the Ukraine refugee response but also for future refugee arrivals and is ready to continue the support of Ukrainian refugees until the end of the Russian aggression. Around 80 percent of the refugees to date are accommodated in private accommodation. Through cross-sectoral joint action aimed at this, the resilience of society has increased. Regardless of individual wishes and prospects for staying, the federal government opened its language support and advice services for refugees from Ukraine shortly after the start of the war. As of October 30, 2023, over 355,000 refugees from Ukraine have started an integration course.