A group of the 263 refugees, mostly Ukrainian refugees, leave the plane after a flight organised by Ukrainian Refugees UAPT, with the support of EuroAtlantic Airways, Galp, and by the President of the Republic, at Figo Maduro airport in Lisbon, 10 March 2022. Photo: EPA/RODRIGO ANTUNES

33,000 and counting: Ukrainians receiving temporary protection status in Portugal

As of yesterday, SEF borders agency had granted 33,106 requests for temporary protection from Ukrainians fleeing the war in their country. Over 11,400 refer to minors; the majority of the rest to women. According to SEF’s figures, the municipalities welcoming the most Ukrainians since the start of the conflict continue to be Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Porto and Albufeira.