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Cartagena offers the first 40 emergency accommodation places for citizens fleeing the war

The Mayoress of Cartagena with the Ukrainian people in Cartagena

The City Council of Cartagena has offered the Autonomous Community the first 40 emergency accommodation places for Ukrainian citizens who come to our country after fleeing the war in Ukraine.

“We make available to the social entities of humanitarian action and international cooperation the first 40 emergency accommodation places in the Hospitalidad de Santa Teresa, and other facilities such as municipal shelters. We have made this known to the Autonomous Community and also to the Ministry,” said the mayor, Noelia Arroyo.

The mayor stressed that “these are the first places offered by the City Council for emergency accommodation, which we will be able to expand according to need”. From this emergency accommodation they will then go to rented flats, for which the council is asking for the collaboration of the public so that anyone who has a closed home can make it available to the council to activate other resources for which we will provide guarantees such as rental insurance.

This Saturday the first truck left the Security Park loaded with 28 pallets of humanitarian aid, which a transport company in the Region, Disfrimur, has moved selflessly to the border of Poland and Ukraine, loaded with non-perishable food, medicines and medical supplies, and other basic necessities, blankets and warm clothes.

The City Council is channelling the collection of humanitarian aid to Ukraine through the community intervention network in neighbourhoods and councils, which is stored in the Security Park. Although, as indicated by social entities with extensive experience in international cooperation, in the current circumstances of war, the most effective aid is economic, as it will allow them to use the money collected in the most effective way to supply the Ukrainians with the resources they need most quickly.

From the City Council of Cartagena “we are collaborating with all public institutions and NGOs from day one in a twofold direction: the collection and distribution of aid through humanitarian corridors and the reception of families strictly following the protocols set by the public authorities,” said the mayoress.

 

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