Every day Ukrainian refugees arrive in Austria – mostly in Vienna. Between 400 and 500 are accommodated per Zag in quarters throughout Austria. There are currently more than 29,500 free quarters and overnight accommodations available – from 6,600 private individuals, companies, communities and social organizations. In addition, four federal care facilities were set up.
The Federal Agency for Care and Support Services (BBU), which is responsible for refugee care, has also set up a Ukrainian and Russian-language hotline for displaced persons. To date, 15,000 consultations have been completed.
In addition, Austria will also send trains to the Polish-Ukrainian border in the coming days to relieve the Polish refugee camps and to bring Ukrainian refugees safely out of the crisis areas.
Austria received great praise from the Ukrainian ambassador in Vienna, Wassyl Chymynez, for the “very, very large humanitarian commitment” of the Austrian population. The Austrians are not only willing to make donations, but are also willing to take in those people from Ukraine who have saved themselves.
The Ukrainian embassy is in contact with the federal states and the federal government to coordinate the admission of these people.