Malaga – Costa del Sol | The Spanish government’s reception center for Ukrainian refugees will be at the Palacio de Ferias

The Palacio de Ferias is in preparation. / on

The Malaga center is scheduled to start operating on April 1, to help new arrivals from Ukraine and find them accommodation if needed

The government refugee center for Ukrainians in the city of Malaga will be in the Palacio de Ferias. It is due to enter service on April 1 and will be the fourth to open in Spain, along with Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante. Its mission is to register the refugees upon their arrival, to provide them with all the administrative assistance they need and to find them accommodation if necessary.

The Malaga council has asked the management of the Palacio de Ferias to act quickly to make the preparations as soon as possible. Mayor Francisco de la Torre said the government would cover all related expenses.

The building, which was also used for mass vaccinations against Covid, was chosen by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from among five suggestions made by Malaga City Hall, including premises belonging to the City Hall of Calle Cuarteles and the Calle Palestine. On Monday, they opted for the Palacio de Congresos.

1,110 files processed

The decision to set up the fourth refugee center in Malaga was announced on March 13 by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. The province has about 12,000 Ukrainian residents.

In the meantime, the National Police of Malaga has already processed 1,110 requests for temporary protection for refugees who have already arrived in the province, fleeing the war in Ukraine.

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