At least Ukrainians who had guaranteed protection in Portugal due to the war returned to Ukraine, according to war data returned by the Lusa and Borders Service (SEF).
Since it began to apply in Ukraine, the 24th of the war, 38,278 Ukrainians or residents who live in the country are receiving foreign protection for Portugal.
Portugal assigning 38,000 more designed protections to people coming from Ukraine
Data from Foreigners and the Service indicate that 310 Ukrainian citizens ask for the cancellation of the protections and commemorative milestones they formalized with the SEF, a number that stands at 160 at the end of.
According to the SEF, protection requests were protected77 authorized 12.3 minorsrepresenting about a third of the total.
The SEF communicated to the Public Ministry (MP) the situation of 692 Ukrainian minors who arrived in Portugal without their parents or representatives, cases in which it is considered that there is no “current or near danger”.
In these situations, in which in most cases the child arrived in Portugal with a family member, the case is communicated to the MP for the appointment of a legal representative and eventual promotion of a process for the protection of the child.
The SEF also communicated to the Commission for the Protection of Children and Youth (CPCJ) the situation of 15 minors who arrived in Portugal unaccompaniedbut other than the parents or legal representative with another person, representing these “periodic or current” cases.
The protection request created by the SEF for Portugal can be made through the platform://sefforukraine.sef.pt., which was the platform designed for this service, without the need for three adults for security.
However, in the case of minors, it is mandatory to go to a Foreigners and Borders Service desk to confirm their identity and affiliation.
According to the SEF, the municipalities with the highest number of protections concerned continue to be Lisbon (5,917), Cascais (2,452), Sintra (1,392), Porto (1,374) and Albufeira (1,316).
The war at the origin of neighboring countries1 the flight of more from their homes — about 4 million people displaced from inmates and more recent 6.3 million according to the most recent data from the UN, which ranks this crisis as the worst in the world. Europe since the Second World War (1939-1945).
Also according to the United Nations, about 15 people of humanitarian assistance in Ukraine.