Schwerin (dpa/mv) - 21,040 war refugees from Ukraine are currently living in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Most - 2851 - were admitted to the district of Rostock, Interior Minister Christian level (SPD) said on Thursday in the state parliament. According to this, 2780 people live in the Mecklenburg Lake District and 2762 in Northwest Mecklenburg. In Rostock there are currently 2317 and in Schwerin 1489.
According to the minister, 16,109 of the 21,000 Ukraine refugees who live in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania according to the central register of foreigners are housed in apartments or permanent accommodation provided by the cities and districts. Another 1,300 are living in emergency shelters in the state and a little more than 500 in emergency shelters in the municipalities. Several thousand people lived with private individuals.
According to level, there are currently a little more than 400 regular accommodation options available in the municipalities. But that doesn't mean that only so many people can be accommodated, he said. The municipalities strive to always have slightly more places available than there are people to be able to react. However, thousands of apartments would not be kept available without demand, which would then stand empty and incur costs.