Number of fleeing Ukrainians in Portugal reaches 55,000

Latest figures coming from SEF borders agency point to almost 55,000 temporary protection permits issued to people fleeing the war in Ukraine. Roughly a quarter have been granted to minors, while 32,259 have been issued to women. The highest number of temporary protection permits continue to be registered in Lisbon (11,933), Cascais (3,381), Porto (2,760), Sintra (1,856) and Albufeira (1,348). Last weekend, Ukrainians living in Ukraine were told (by the head of the country’s largest energy company) that they will help the country’s power grid cope with the demands of this winter if those that can go elsewhere for a few months do so.