Poland: We spent about 1% of GDP on Ukrainian refugees in 3 months

The Polish Institute of Economics reported that in the three months since the start of the Russian special operation, Poland has spent about 1% of its gross domestic product on helping Ukrainian refugees.

“The total spending in Poland by public authorities and individuals on helping refugees in the first three months of the war amounted to 25.4 billion złoty (5.4 billion euros), which is equivalent to 0.9% of Poland’s GDP in 2021,” the institute said in a statement. . report. .

According to the institute, spending by private (non-state) entities for these purposes could amount to PLN 10 billion (EUR 2.1 billion), which is 0.3% of GDP.

In comparison, private spending on charity in Poland for the whole of 2021 amounted to PLN 3.9 billion (€820 million).

In preparing the report, the Institute of Economics took into account funds transferred directly or through charitable donations, as well as the cost of buying things for refugees and the cost of housing and food provided to them and other forms of support.

Source: RIA Novosti

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