The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia intends to provide more than 570 million euros for refugees from Ukraine this year. Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst (CDU) announced this on Tuesday when presenting an addendum to the 2022 budget.
He explained that the country will provide money for 1,000 teaching positions so that children and young people from Ukraine can receive better education and training. More than 35,000 children from Ukraine are already being taught in the state. Wüst thanked the volunteers for their support.
The commitment is to be anchored with an addendum to the 2022 budget law, which the NRW cabinet passed on Tuesday. The budget volume is said to increase by 900 million to 88.4 billion euros. The supplementary budget is also planned without new debt. The state parliament still has to decide on the draft.