Up to CZK 250 per day will be spent on accommodation for refugees

Michal Krumhanzl

Representatives of the Government and the regional governors agreed on Wednesday to increase the amount of money for accommodation for refugees from Ukraine from CZK 200 to CZK 250 per day, depending on the type of accommodation, and to redistribute the refugees among the regions.

The increase from CZK 180 to CZK 250 was one of the regions’ demands. Prague, in particular, which is facing the most significant influx of refugees, has announced that the amounts for refugee accommodation are insufficient.

According to Interior Minister Vít Rakušan (STAN), the state will pay CZK 200 per day to accommodate refugees in gyms and similar facilities, regardless of whether they are children or adults.

For accommodation in guest houses, the state will pay CZK 250 per day, while the regions should contribute a third. Another demand of the governors was the redistribution of migrants to the areas, as, for example, the capital is already running out of spare capacity.

The redistribution will be based on either the region’s population or its economic performance. The measure has yet to be approved by the government.