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German MIA, #Accomodation-Ukraine & Airbnb.org Cooperating to Accommodate Refugees Coming From Ukraine

The Federal Ministry of the Interior and Homeland Security (BMI), #Accomodation-Ukraine and the non-profit organization Airbnb.org have agreed a partnership to accommodate arrivals to Germany fleeing the war in Ukraine.

Legal Adviser and Head of Department at the Federal Office for Migration and Minister of State for Refugees Markus Richter revealed, in a press release on March 10, that civil society has already mobilized 300,000 free offers especially across Germany, adding that this shows solidarity with Ukraine’s already growing, TheSchengen.com reports.

Richter also noted that “it is now important to organize mediation in an orderly manner with an increasing number of arrivals.”

According to the ministry, people from Ukraine will join families who want to accept them anywhere in Germany.

In the meantime, those who wish to offer refugee accommodation can register via Wohnung-Ukraine.de or Airbnb.org.

In addition, security for all participants will be achieved through provider authentication during registration and the process supported by support organizations.

“The civil society coalition around the non-profit gut.org and the independent non-profit Airbnb.org with their experience in the international crisis aim 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 many refugees who have already fled their homeland are Hungary, Switzerland and Romania.

In a press release issued on March 7, the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) announced that there are thousands of accommodation facilities available at Federal Asylum Centers for Ukrainian refugees.

Swiss Refugee Aid (SFH) will also accommodate all Ukrainians coming with private hosts or cantonal structures in cooperation with the cantons.

Similarly, the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, announced that temporary shelters are being provided in Hungary to accommodate refugees who do not have any family members, and several centers have been established across Hungary to provide food and shelter to all those coming from Ukraine if they have to stay longer.

At the same time, the authorities in Romania revealed that the country has taken all necessary measures to house all Ukrainians who continue to flee the war.

In this regard, the Romanian Ministry of the Interior announced that in the event of an increase in the number of refugees, facilities such as schools and hotels could be used to accommodate the arrivals in the country.

>> More than 2.5 million people have left Ukraine so far

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