The Pas-de-Calais prefecture relayed, by way of a press release, an exceptional support measure for people who have been welcomed into their homes by refugees from the war in Ukraine.
Since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, on February 24, 2022, no less than 15,000 Ukrainian refugees have been welcomed in homestays in France.
The prefecture of Pas-de-Calais relayed on December 6 by means of a press release a decision taken by Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne to grant exceptional financial aid to these solidarity hosts.
Eligible for this financial aid “IIndividuals who hosted Ukrainian refugees granted temporary protection for a period of at least 90 days between April 1 and December 31, 2022″.
For these first 90 days, hosts could receive aid of 450 euros, “then 5 euros per day for the following days of accommodation”. The amount planned between 150 and 200 euros has therefore been revalued. This boost aims to “valuing the momentum of solidarity and spontaneity shown by these families”, according to the prefectural press release.
This aid, specifies the prefecture, will be given in one go and only one request can be accepted per household. The town hall or the local CCAS must provide the host with a certificate of their free stay assistance, so that they can take the necessary steps.
If you are concerned, you can already fill in your file by following this link.
If the activists of the right to asylum salute the good reception reserved for refugees from the war in Ukraine, they denounce in parallel an unequal degraded treatment vis-à-vis refugees from other countries. Indeed, people who host refugees of other nationalities always presuppose a judicial conviction, in particular for aiding illegal residence.
In Calais and Loon-Plage, several hundred refugees, some of whom also come from countries at war, are still without a lasting solution.