Around 100 Ukrainian refugees will be housed at the Aviva stadium this week as emergency relief for the growing number of refugees arriving in Ireland.
The refugees are understood to be transferred from Dublin stadium to alternative accommodation on Friday.
And independent.ie has learned other sports facilities are being considered for a similar use in response to the 130 refugees arriving in Ireland each day.
About 50,000 are expected by the end of August.
It is believed that 42,893 refugees have arrived in Ireland to date.
Of these, 32,653 (76 percent) need accommodation. That’s roughly the population of Bray, Co. Wicklow.
So far, 28,818 have been provided with accommodation.
Ireland is hosting seven times as many people as it did last year, so the issue of finding housing is at the forefront of the refugee effort, exacerbated by the current housing crisis.
Refugees in need of accommodation have been placed between different centers such as hotels, student accommodation and youth hostels in response to the tourist season and academic year.
There are 1,135 emergency shelters across the country with 2,700 pledges to provide housing, meaning over 900 properties that can relieve the current pressure on temporary housing such as student housing and hotels.
Some of these student rooms and beds have already been vacated in anticipation of the upcoming school year.
Over 730 rooms are currently being used for refugees at the Citywest Hotel and are reaching full capacity.
Citywest recently came into the public eye when refugees and asylum seekers were forced to sleep on the floor and in chairs at the Citywest transit hub.
The temporary emergency facility in Gormanston currently has a capacity for 320 beds, 16 of which are in a tent. They have accommodated 60 people in tents this week.
Arena-style shelters, like the Aviva Stadium, are emerging as part of the response to Ukraine’s refugee crisis.
Among other measures being considered to reduce the burden of temporary housing are religious buildings, modular homes and vacant lots.
The Association of Religious Missionaries of Ireland and the Church of Ireland have come to an agreement with the Government to use religious buildings for housing purposes. Typical capacity is 50 to 100 people.
Vacant buildings are also identified as potential long-term housing to repurpose the buildings for long-term use.
But even such strategies take time, some require extensive rebuilds to ensure they are up to date, such as: B. modern ventilation and current fire protection standards.
Another factor is finding people to run such a facility and be able to provide food, maintenance, security and support for the well-being of the long-term residents.
Modular shelters for Ukrainian refugees are also being developed, with the goal of creating 500 units that can house up to 2,000 Ukrainians.
Work on these units is expected to begin next month, with the first units built by November and completion by the fourth quarter of 2023.
https://www.independent.ie/news/around-100-ukrainian-refugees-are-being-housed-at-the-aviva-stadium-41875173.html Around 100 Ukrainian refugees are housed in the Aviva stadium