At our center in Uppsala we are currently supplying humanitarian aid to refugees from the war in Ukraine falling under the "EU Temporary Protection Directive". We are also organizing other activities such as social events, language cafés and lectures.
Each day that we're open we help about 50-150 people with some food, clothes, medication and basic hygiene products. Many refugees have traveled several hours to get the support, not because it's a nice bonus, but because they simply can't afford to buy food.
Refugees under the Directive in Sweden only receive basic group accommodation from the Kommun and a very limited financial support from Migrationsverket: only 61-71 SEK a day for an adult. That is, for instance, about half the amount they would get in Germany! The figure has not been increased since 1994, not even adjusted for almost 30 years' worth of inflation. Refugees under the Directive also have no possibility to apply for any other social support, and do not have the right to get Swedish education.
For most of the refugees, the monetary support is not even enough to cover the most basic food items. Yet Migrationsverket claims that this has to be enough to cover food, hospital visits, medicine, hygiene, clothing, shoes, activities, transportation and phone/internet bills.
Because of this, most of the Directive refugees and their children in Sweden have to live without many of the things needed for living a life in health and dignity.