Lisbon City Council announces series of measures to help Ukrainian community

Lisbon City Council, headed by mayor Carlos Moedas, has announced a series of measures to support the Ukrainian community, whether current residents of the capital, or incoming refugees.

“With the heart of all Lisbon inhabitants (‘lisboetas’) we want to help in everything that is necessary”, he said today. “We cannot have any hesitation…”

And thus a centre for temporary shelter for refugees is being prepared, as well as teams that will coordinate food, lodging, clothes and medication.

In the immediate short-term, a canteen is opening in Monsanto for Ukrainians that have found themselves ‘stuck in Portugal’, while the centre for refugees will be opening shortly in the Municipal Police headquarters.

Any Ukrainian needing help can use the following helpline: 800 910 111, or email: sosucrania@cm-lisboa.net.

The mayor guaranteed that all inquiries would be “contacted immediately”

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