As many as 75,000 Ukrainian refugees have been registered in six federal asylum centers in Switzerland since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine,
According to Ukrinform, the State Secretary for Migration of Switzerland, Christine Schraner Burgener, said this in an interview with the Obozrevatel online news outlet.
“About 11,000 people with Ukrainian roots lived in Switzerland even before the invasion. All of them welcomed their relatives and friends with open arms. From the beginning, it was a huge relief for us, as well as for thousands of Swiss people throughout the country, who showed solidarity, generosity and willingness to help by providing housing,” Burgener said.
She added that since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, 75,000 Ukrainian refugees have been registered in six federal asylum centers in Bern, Zurich, Basel and other cities, which is three times more than the annual number of migrants from other countries (Afghanistan, Turkey, Syria, etc.).
Source: 75,000 Ukrainian refugees registered in Switzerland since war started