German MIA, #Accomodation-Ukraine & Airbnb.org cooperate to welcome refugees from Ukraine
The Federal Ministry of Interior and Homeland Security (BMI), #Accomodation-Ukraine and the non-profit organization Airbnb.org have agreed on a partnership to accommodate people coming to Germany fleeing the war in Ukraine.
In a statement issued on March 10, State Secretary Markus Richter, legal adviser and head of division at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, revealed that civil society has already mobilized 300,000 free and private offers throughout Germany, adding that this shows that solidarity with Ukraine is already growing, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
“Now it is important to organize the mediation in a structured way with an ever increasing number of arrivals”, Richter also noted.
According to the ministry, people from Ukraine will join families willing to accept them anywhere in Germany.
In the meantime, those wishing to offer accommodation to refugees can register via Wohnung-Ukraine.de or Airbnb.org.
In addition, security will be ensured for everyone involved through vendor authentication during registration and the process supported by supporting organizations.
« The civil society alliance around the association gut.org and the independent non-profit organization Airbnb.org, with its experience of the international crisis, aims to better coordinate temporary accommodation for the growing number of arrivals. read the statement.
In addition to global agencies, the countries that have expressed their willingness to take in the many refugees who have already fled their homeland are Hungary, Switzerland and Romania.
The Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM), in a press release published on March 7, announced that there are thousands of accommodations available in federal asylum centers for Ukrainian refugees.
Swiss Refugee Aid (SFH) will also welcome all Ukrainians coming with private hosts or cantonal structures in cooperation with the cantons.
Likewise, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has announced that temporary shelters are being set up in Hungary to accommodate refugees without families, and several centers have been set up across Hungary to provide food and shelter to all. those coming from Ukraine if they need to stay longer.
At the same time, the Romanian authorities revealed that the country has taken all necessary measures to welcome all Ukrainians who continue to flee the war.
In this regard, the Ministry of Interior of Romania announced that in case of an increase in the number of refugees, facilities such as schools and hotels could be used to accommodate people who will arrive in the country.
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