IMPACT FOR SWITZERLAND
CHALLENGES FOR SWITZERLAND
Initially, Switzerland planned to receive
29,000 refugees from Ukraine.
82,976 refugees in Switzerland
There are now
Refugees have nowhere to stay;
The cantons no longer accept them;
Serious maintenance costs;
Difficulties with adaptation and integration;
Political controversy over the refugee issue.
Living together under the same roof is
"not without its difficulties"
The cantons are overcrowded (Zurich, Geneva, Bern, Ticino). The canton of Aargau has declared a state of emergency. There is a shortage of staff and especially of accommodation.
Housing is running out - there is nowhere to settle.
Around 7,000 refugees are housed in federal asylums. Army halls had to be turned into temporary accommodation for refugees in order to create more places.
There are not enough reserves of accommodation.
82,976 Ukrainian refugees
are already in Switzerland
by July 2023
One refugee from Ukraine is allocated
1,750 CHF a month
Switzerland spends more than
145.2 million CHF
a month on refugees
Since the start of the war, Switzerland has spent on Ukrainian refugees
1.5 billion CHF
(Swiss Foreign Minister Ignacio Cassis)
25,000 Swiss families
have taken in Ukrainians.
At the same time, many Ukrainians cannot find themselves in Switzerland and struggle to adapt.
They want and are ready to return to their homeland right now, but they cannot.
Their homes are destroyed, or there is active fighting in their region, or it is dangerous to live there for other reasons.
IMPACT FOR SWITZERLAND
For 68 people, Switzerland spends 119,000 CHF per month.
The cost of building of one housing for 68 people in Ukraine is 1,000,000 CHF, which is the equivalent of the cost of stay of 68 refugees with protection status S in Switzerland
for 8,5 months.
For 476 people, Switzerland spends 833,000 CHF a month.
The cost of building a complex (7 houses) is 7,000,000 CHF, equivalent of the cost of stay of 476 refugees with protection status S in Switzerland for 8,5 months.
Switzerland has extended the special legal status and support measures for Ukrainian refugees until March 2024, that is 15 months from January 2023.
If no action is taken to help Ukrainians return home, Switzerland will spend at least 2 billion CHF over the mentioned period.
Switzerland spends 8,568,000 CHF per month to finance the stay of 4,896 refugees. For 15 months the cost is
The construction cost of the residential complex for this number of people is 72,000,000 CHF.
The payback period is 8,5 months.
Building the entire residential complex in Ukraine can allow Switzerland to save more than 56,500,000 CHF