In her speech at the beginning of a hearing within the scope of the discussion in the specialty of the State Budget for 2022 (OE2022) Ana Catarina Mendes said that more than 30% of the refugees who came from Ukraine are children.

She added that more than 35,000 Ukrainian refugees already have a social security number and that 32,000 already have a tax number.

In the minister's opinion, the numbers show that the country's response was “prompt, swift, and in partnership with all state institutions”.