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More than 2,000 Ukrainians welcomed in Brittany – Bretagne
  • Many mothers and their children

  • Since the start of the war in Ukraine on February 24, 2022, all over France, departments have been welcoming displaced people. In Morbihan, according to the prefecture: “More than half of the displaced Ukrainians are adults and the others are children. They are mainly mothers with their children and a few elderly parents. In total, the department has just under 500 people. 84 arrived via state services “from other departments where their number was significant”. 283 provisional residence certificates (APS) have already been issued there and 83 children are already in school.

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  • More than 700 displaced people in Ille-et-Vilaine

  • Ille-et-Vilaine is the Breton department which currently hosts the most Ukrainians. According to the prefecture, as of April 11, 454 APS had been delivered “for adults accompanied by 260 children, or 714 people”. A little over 70 children are already in school and five accommodation structures are open, financed by the State, “representing a total of 158 places”, specifies the prefecture.

    Within a week, new centers will open, notably in Saint-Malo, Langon, Landéan and Dinard. “The first access to housing will take place in the coming days, without creating competition with other audiences”, specifies the prefecture.

  • People who arrive on their own

  • Côtes-d’Armor has about 500 Ukrainians, one third of whom are children. 289 APS were granted, 67 children enrolled. “We are on a rhythm of one to two arrivals per week”, indicates the communication service of the prefecture. In Finistère, according to the prefecture: “453 APS have been issued, 185 children have been identified, 133 of whom attend school”. Regionally, there are just over 2
    000 displaced Ukrainians who have been registered with the prefectural services.

    In general, “many Ukrainians arrive in Morbihan by their own means or via citizen solidarity networks”, notes the Morbihan prefecture. This is particularly the case of Nataliaa, who arrived in Mirissiac thanks to her spouse Christophe Dolo. “When the war started, I took my car to pick her up. It’s been five weeks now,” says the nurse. The administrative procedures are following their course, Nataliaa are waiting for their APS which should be valid for 6 months. Her 12-year-old son, Svyatoslav, “started going to school last week. The 18-year-old girl is doing an internship in a private primary school to improve her French. The fact that I have contacts helps a lot”.

  • Brittany, “not a big welcoming land”

  • “We have a video meeting with the prefect every fortnight to take stock”, confides Dominique Cap, mayor of Plougastel (29) and president of Finistère for the association of mayors of France (AMF). “Brittany is not a big land of welcome. The large Ukrainian communities in France are found in Île-de-France and in the East. Once again, we mayors have faced a very urgent request. Unfortunately, we are starting to get used to the war in Syria and Afghanistan”. In total, the French government expects to welcome nearly 100,000 refugees. At the end of March, they were already nearly 30,000.



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