U.S. to accept 100,000 Ukrainian refugees: report

Biden is expected to announce the plan later on Thursday.

Updated: March 24, 2022 - 9:35am

The United States will agree to accept 100,00 Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war started by Russia last month, according to multiple news reports.

The plan is expected to be unveiled on Thursday following President Joe Biden's emergency meetings with European leaders in Brussels. 

More than 10 million Ukrainians have been uprooted by the war, now entering its second month, according to an estimation by the U.N. And more than 3.6 million have fled the country, most have thus far been absorbed by Poland.

On Tuesday, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan alluded to the resettlement effort, saying that the president "will announce further American contributions to a coordinated humanitarian response to ease the suffering of the civilians inside Ukraine and to respond to the growing flow of refugees."