There is almost 1900 Ukrainian refugees and those seeking international protection living in emergency accommodation across Cavan and Monaghan.
The figures were released to Northern Sound News yesterday by the Department of Integration.
There are currently 1027 Ukrainian refugees living in emergency accommodation in County Cavan while 298 are living in Monaghan, according to the Government. 419 are seeking international protection living in emergency accommodation in Monaghan and 121 are seeking international protection in Cavan. In October there was 781 Ukrainians in Cavan and 92 living in Monaghan.
A spokesperson said that they are working urgently across Government and with agencies, NGOs and local authorities to bring new accommodation on board so that the State's humanitarian responsibilities can be met. The Department of Integration revealed to Northern Sound News in recent weeks that the Modular units that they are currently working on in a site in Cavan town would be ready to move in by early April. They said that the 30 units would house up to 120 Ukrainians at a total cost of 8.4 million euro working out at 280,000 euro per unit.