Three quarters of German regions have told the government in Berlin that they can no longer take in Ukrainian refugees, the country’s RND media outlet has claimed.
The report, published on Saturday and citing a spokesperson for Germany’s ministry of the interior, said the number of people who have fled to the country from Ukraine since late February has now exceeded 980,000. While the influx has let up a bit lately, multiple regions have expressed concern that they could be reaching their limits in terms of migrant accommodation, the outlet alleged.
So dire is the situation, apparently, that “twelve federal states have currently activated a freeze on the initial distribution system” out of sixteen regions, the ministry’s representative revealed, as quoted by RND.
The official hastened to add, though, that the limits imposed by regional authorities are temporary and that larger regions’ doors are still open to Ukrainian refugees. She also noted that the federal government is providing some 318 pieces of property for their accommodation, along with other assistance.