US will admit up to 100,000 Ukrainian war refugees: White House

The White House statement came as Joe Biden attended a summit focused on the Ukraine war. (File)


The United States will accept up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and provide an additional $ 1 billion in humanitarian aid to those affected by the war, the White House said on Thursday.

“The United States announces plans to welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians and others fleeing Russia’s aggression through the full range of legal avenues, including the US Refugee Admissions Program,” it said in a statement released when US President Joe Biden who attended the summit in Brussels. on the war.

It added that the $ 1 billion (910 million euros) in extra aid would “provide food, shelter, clean water, medical supplies and other forms of assistance”.

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