Fewer than ten refugees from Ukraine arrived in the Grand Duchy weekly in July. A total of 4,300 people have arrived in the country since February. This is a small number compared to the total number of refugees since the beginning of the war in Ukraine — there are more than 10 million in total.
However, social housing for refugees in Luxembourg is 96% full. 3832 people live in 17 public houses, among them 1072 Ukrainians.
More than 3,000 refugees from Ukraine have found private accommodation or have already left the country. The low number of new arrivals now is an opportunity to prepare for potential new growth.
And the Grand Duchy is taking advantage of this opportunity. The new social housing T Building has recently opened in Kirchberg. It has 156 beds, 126 of them are already occupied. By the end of August, it is planned to create another 700 accomodations. And in the event that this is not enough, reserve housing for 500 people more will be opened at the emergency center in Contern.
We recently reported on the difficulties refugees from Ukraine face when looking for work in Luxembourg.