US Accepts 100K Refugees
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The U.S. will welcome up to 100,000 refugees from the violence in Ukraine, the Biden administration said.
The White House also said that the U.S. is pledging an additional $1 billion to assist those impacted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“This funding will provide food, shelter, clean water, medical supplies and other forms of assistance. We are also announcing an additional $320 million in democracy and human rights funding to Ukraine and its neighbors,” according to a White House fact sheet.
“The United States and the European Union are also coordinating closely to ensure that these efforts, and other forms of humanitarian admission or transfers, are complementary and provide much-needed support to Ukraine’s neighbors.”
The invasion began on February 24, and more than 3.5 million Ukrainians have fled the country in that time.