Poland covered almost a third of the amount.

Source: Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories regarding the Kiel Institute for the World Economy

European countries spent more than 43 billion euros on shelter for Ukrainian refugees. Poland allocated the largest amount – 12 billion euros. Germany was in second place, with expenditures of almost €11 billion.

“These costs include cash payments, housing, medical care, educational services, as well as the provision of food and necessities,” the statement said.

Significant funds were spent on shelter for Ukrainians:

  • Czech Republic €2.94 billion;
  • Spain €2.24 billion;
  • France €2.04 billion;
  • Romania €1.26;
  • Italy €1.15 billion.

The study also notes that ordinary citizens of European countries have made a significant contribution to helping Ukrainians.

Military, financial and humanitarian aid tracker

Kiel Institute for World Economics has developed a tracker of Military, Financial and Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine by governments between January 24, 2022 and currently through February 24, 2023.

It covers 40 countries, specifically the EU member states, other members of the G7, as well as Australia, South Korea, Turkey, Norway, New Zealand, Switzerland, China, Taiwan and India. The database is intended to support a facts-based discussion about support to Ukraine. 

The study focuses on government-to-government transfers in Ukraine. Due to a lack of comparable and reliable data, we do not quantify private donations or transfers by international organizations like the Red Cross.

See also

  • Over 2 million Ukrainians did not return home due to the war. The difference between the number of Ukrainians who left and returned from abroad in 8 months is 2,179,821 people.
  • The number of refugees registered under the Temporary Protection Programme or similar national protection schemes in Europe reached a new record of 5,008,482 by the end of March 2023.