Dresden (dpa / sn) - Saxony's municipalities receive 70 million euros for the accommodation and care of Ukrainian refugees. Saxony's Finance Minister Hartmut Vorjohann (CDU) agreed on this with the presidents of the municipal umbrella organizations, as the Ministry of Finance announced on Friday. The financing package runs until the end of 2023 and provides, among other things, for an increase in funds for accommodation and a flat rate of 330 euros per month for daycare costs and integration into the daycare center. In addition, funds are provided for care, youth welfare and people with disabilities - ten million euros this year alone. "The Free State of Saxony shows solidarity with the refugees from Ukraine and with its municipalities," said Vorjohann.
The federal government is providing the federal states with two billion euros for the care of refugees from the Ukraine, with Saxony accounting for around 95 million euros. Of this, the Free State gives 70 million euros to the municipalities. 25 million euros are to cover Saxony's expenses for refugees from Ukraine.