16:19 / 01.04.2022.

Author: Branko Lozančić

Trut: 11,590 refugees from Ukraine have arrived in Croatia so far

Damir Trut the director of the Civil Protection Directorate

Damir Trut the director of the Civil Protection Directorate

Foto: Vjeran Zgane Rogulja / PIXSELL

“So far, 11,590 refugees from the war-affected areas of Ukraine have arrived in Croatia, 202 of them in the last 24 hours, and about a thousand are located in Slavonia,” said Damir Trut, the director of the Civil Protection Directorate.

“We have arranged all the elements, from reception to accommodation and care and integration of refugees in Croatia. No person is in a situation where they are not taken care of or do not have adequate prescribed care,” said Damir Trut after a meeting with Osijek-Baranja County Prefect Ivan Anušić, representatives of the County Civil Protection Headquarters and organizations involved in the reception of refugees.

He pointed out that tenders have been issued for collective accommodation, as well as a public invitation for people owning private accommodation to contribute if they have the opportunity to do so, with the reimbursement of certain costs they would have in the care of refugees.

“I think that we are one step ahead of the event in every segment, which is good in organizational terms,” said Trut.

The executive president of the Croatian Red Cross, Robert Markt, said that the employees of this humanitarian organization provide psychosocial support to refugees, work on family reunification and the transfer of information between separated family members, and provide humanitarian aid.

“We visit people who are in private accommodation on a weekly basis, and we are in collective accommodation facilities every day,” said Markt.

The head of the Osijek-Baranja Civil Protection Headquarters, Mato Lukić, reported that about 200 people were accommodated in accommodation units provided by the Headquarters and the Civil Protection Directorate, and an additional 200 in private accommodation facilities visited by representatives of the Red Cross and the Center for Social Welfare and other services.

He stated that at the moment there are no major problems in the process of accepting and caring for refugees from Ukraine, and that there are employers who have expressed interest in their employment, and who have contact with job seekers in the recently opened Osijek Refugee Info Center.

Source: HRT

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