Sunday, December 3

The King and Queen and their daughters visit a reception center for Ukrainian refugees

The Kings, Philip VI Y Letizia, They visited this Saturday Reception, Reception and Referral Center (CREADE) of Ukrainian refugees in Pozuelo de Alarcon (Madrid), one of the four centers in Spain that have already received more than 10,000 people. They were accompanied by her daughters, both the Infanta Sofia as the princess eleanorwho arrived in the capital last Thursday to enjoy his vacation and resume his official schedule.

In this center, dependent on the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrationthe royal family showed their solidarity with the people of Ukraine, hit by the Russian invasion. They have sat with children and talked with families who have fled the war.

The king and queen, the infanta and the princess were received by the Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá, and by the Secretary of State for Migration, Jesús Perea. In addition, this act was the first public act for Princess Leonor since her first appearance since the delivery ceremony of the Princess of Asturias Awardswhich was held in Oviedo last October.

The visit allowed the king and queen to learn about the operation carried out by the officials who work in the center, the temporary reception residence, also called ‘Hotel’ and where the accommodation and the Toy Library are). They also saw the classrooms where the comprehensive care of people is carried out from their arrival to their integration. The tour ended in the courtyard where a caravan of the NGO is installed World Central Kitchen of the chef Jose Andres.

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More than 10,000 refugees served

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Last month, the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration put into operation four centers in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Alicante, Barcelona and Málaga to care for refugees from the war in Ukraine.

Of the total attended, more than half (6,355) have been in the center of Pozuelo de Alarcon, the first to open on March 11. For its part, the center of Alicantein operation since March 16, has served 3,054 people, while in Barcelona the Government has assisted 2,525 people since its launch on March 17. Of these, almost 3,000 people have requested emergency shelter in these three centers.

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