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Health Advisory: Newly Arrived Ukrainian Citizens’ Medical and Mental Health Needs

Published Dec. 16, 2022.

On April 21, 2022, President Biden announced a new Uniting for Ukraine (U4U) process to help Ukrainian citizens fleeing war come to the United States temporarily.

As of Nov. 18, 2022:

  • U4U received 169,614 sponsor applications.
  • About 75,000 Ukrainian citizens arrived in the United States.
    • About 14,000 live in Washington.
    • About 1,900 live in Pierce County.


Newly arrived Ukrainian citizens have various medical and mental health needs.