Thousands have arrived already.
And with 33,000 Ukrainian refugees expected to arrive in Ireland by the end of May, a new support hub will be opened in Cork to support them.
The official opening of a new integration and support hub for Ukrainian refugees in Cork will take place on May 10th at Blackpool Community Centre on Great William O’Brien Street.
The new centre – ‘Together4Ukraine’ – is founded by Together-Razem, a migrant-led organisation which supports Eastern European migrants in Ireland, and will provide a range of free services to Ukrainian refugees in Cork city.
The group has already met with retired local teachers who have volunteered to provide English classes to anyone who needs them.
Retired teachers meeting in our office today. They all expressed their willingness to volunteer to provide English classes to Ukrainian refugees. These beautiful Irish people are here to help. Thank you! @UkraineIreland @UKRinIRL @IOMIreland @IrishRefugeeCo @immigrationIRL pic.twitter.com/VgJCe1QIpP
— Together-Razem (@TogetherRazem) May 5, 2022
“Together-Razem has been working to support Ukrainian refugees arriving in Cork.” said CEO of Together-Razem, Voyteck Bialek.
“These people are fleeing a desperate situation and need help with settling here in Ireland. The Together4Ukraine hub will provide a dedicated support centre for Ukrainian refugees in Cork and will help ensure they have access to the services and information that they need.”
Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. John Sheehan, will be joined by the Ambassador of Ukraine to Ireland, Larysa Gerasko, Ambassador of Poland to Ireland, Anna Sochanska and Ukrainian refugees living in Cork to cut the ribbon and officially open the centre on Tuesday.