According to the Immigration Bureau, there are 984 refugees from Ukraine as of the 15th of this month.

The breakdown is 20 people evacuated by government aircraft on the 5th of last month, 76 people evacuated by private aircraft rented by the government, and 888 people evacuated by other means. It has become.

The government has a policy of actively accepting refugees from Ukraine, granting a status of residence that allows a short-term stay of 90 days, and a status of residence of "specific activities" that allows the person to work and stay for one year if he / she wishes. You can change it.

If you change to this status of residence, you can register as a resident, join the National Health Insurance, or open a bank account. That is.

It takes up to two weeks to examine the change of status of residence.

In addition, the Immigration Bureau of Japan has received 1459 requests for assistance from local governments and companies, such as housing and employment, as of the 13th of this month.

Among those who have evacuated from Ukraine, the government has secured a hotel as a temporary accommodation for those who do not have a place to accept such as relatives and acquaintances in Japan, and is looking for local governments and companies to accept. So far, 7 people from 3 households have been accepted by local governments in Tokyo and Kyoto.

In addition, we are adjusting the acceptance of 55 people staying at the secured hotel.

As the evacuation life becomes longer, the issue is how to deal with language barriers and anxieties about employment and provide necessary support.

Three parents and children evacuated from Ukraine are registered as residents Chiba Ichihara

Three parents and children who evacuated from Ukraine to Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture visited the city hall and registered as residents in preparation for living in Japan.

Sadvnik Olena (45), eldest daughter Maria (11), and eldest son Oleksandra (5), who had evacuated to Ichihara City from the Ukrainian capital Kieu on the 7th of this month, evacuated immediately after the military invasion began. At first, I spent about two months in Poland and other places, but decided to evacuate to Japan, where my sister is, as it became longer.

Currently, I live temporarily at the house of Olena's sister Tatiana, who lives in the city, but on the 17th, I visited the city hall and registered as a resident in order to continue living in Japan.

The three will now live in a house prepared by the city, and the children will be attending elementary schools and kindergartens in the city, respectively, and acceptance adjustments are underway.

"I was scared to see the missiles in the sky when the war started. I was most worried about the children, but now I am in Ichihara, and I am very relieved."

The eldest daughter, Maria, said, "I went to a nearby park and enjoyed the beautiful nature. I want to make friends at school."