Israel welcomes 30,000th Ukrainian immigrant

Israel welcomed its 30,000th Ukrainian refugee.

Thousands of people are still expected to arrive, Israel’s Aliyah and Integration Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata said in a statement.

“Thousands more are expected to arrive in Israel. We are doing everything possible in the government to assist in their optimal integration in Israel,” she said.

Almost all the new immigrants found housing solutions, with only 422 people staying at hotels, the ministry stated.

Around 3,300 people found a place to stay in Haifa, while the rest settled in Tel Aviv and Netanya.

Nearly half of the new immigrants who arrived to Israel are of working age and therefore, the ministry will help them find jobs in the country.

“Bringing immigrants to Israel from a war zone is a national effort,” Tamano-Shata stated according to the Israeli daily.

“We will keep on going as long as the war continues,” she added.


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