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Factsheet for measure CZ-2022-13/2200 – measures in Czechia

Emergency humanitarian allowance for Ukrainian refugees

Humanitární dávka pro ukrajinské uprchlíky

Country Czechia , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 21 March 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Other humanitarian measures
Author Soňa Veverková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs) and Eurofound
Measure added 02 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)

Background information

In the context of the war in Ukraine, an emergency humanitarian allowance for refugees was issued.

The Emergency humanitarian allowance is based on the Act No. 65/2022 Coll., on certain measures in connection with the armed conflict on the territory of Ukraine caused by the invasion of the Russian Federation troops (called Lex Ukraine).

Content of measure

Refugees from Ukraine are able to ask for an emergency humanitarian allowance of CZK 5,000 (€203 approx.). This allowance is available for Ukrainians with the temporary protection visas.

The allowance is allocated for securing basic needs. It is payable for the month in which the refugee secures his/her visa. If necessary, it can be collected for a period of up to six months. To be able to receive money, it is necessary to open a bank account in the Czech bank.

Refugees can apply for the money via a special online application, developed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic , or ask in person at the Labour Office. The application is available in four languages – Czech, Ukrainian, Russian and English.

Use of measure

No information available yet.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Migrants or refugees

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement as case not in social partner domain No involvement as case not in social partner domain
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Peak or cross-sectoral level


No involvement.

Views and reactions

No information.



Eurofound (2022), Emergency humanitarian allowance for Ukrainian refugees, measure CZ-2022-13/2200 (measures in Czechia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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