Latvia plans to take in Ukrainian refugees from Moldova

Latvia is preparing to host around 500 Ukrainian refugees from Moldova, said Dimitrijs Trofimovs, State Secretary of the Ministry of Interior (IM), in an interview on Latvian Radio on March 15.

“At the moment, we are talking about the first step where, in cooperation with airBaltic, a flight would be organized. [..] Together with the civil protection commissions of municipalities, we will see how this plan works and then we can proceed,” said Trofimovs.

Moldova has asked to accommodate some of its Ukrainian refugees as the country is overcrowded. Trofimovs said that the reception system in any country depends on the ability to accommodate and house people.

He said that more than 2,000 refugees from Ukraine have now asked to form documents in Latvia and around 1,000 have been housed. “The accepting and processing of applications will continue, both to provide social support to municipalities and to put children in schools and kindergartens,” said the IM Secretary of State.

The plan developed by the Ministry of Interior at the end of February foresees that 10,000 potential refugees could be accommodated and housed in Latvia.

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