More than 12,300 people have accommodated incoming Ukrainian refugees in the past week, the Irish Red Cross confirmed.
more than 12,000 of these have been present in the past six days, a spokesman for the Irish Red Cross said Independent.ie.
Three-quarters of the accommodation pledge, more than 9,000, was from people offering to bring Ukrainian refugees to their own homes, others providing outbuildings or motels for people fleeing war.
More than 2,000 pledges were delivered in Dublin, over 1,300 places were offered in Cork, over 600 from Galway while Kildare and Meath saw over 500 places each.
The Irish Red Cross said numbers in all counties were growing and the charity had “been blown away by the generosity of the Irish people”.
A spokesperson said: “From the standpoint of pledging accommodation and raising money, they were pleasantly surprised.
More than 14 million euros have been donated to the Irish Red Cross by the community since Russia invaded Ukraine more than two weeks ago.
A spokesperson said: “We are asking those who have registered with us with an offer of accommodation and our contact team will be in touch in the coming weeks.
They add that by contrast, it took several months to reach 1,000 pledges during the Irish Red Cross’s Syrian refugee campaign a few years ago.
“The Irish business community has also been calling out our Ukraine crisis in great numbers with more and more people calling us daily asking for help and to date more than 125 companies have contacted us. Contacted our fundraising team and then many community groups have also contacted us about their fundraisers,” the spokesperson said.
“We are so grateful for such a wonderful response from the people of Ireland so far.”
More than 2,500 Ukrainian refugees, most of them women and children, have been resettled since fleeing Ukraine and are now more than two million refugees from war just two weeks since the fighting began.
Charities such as the Irish Red Cross and UNICEF are still in dire need of donations to help tackle the growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and people at the country’s border desperately seeking safety. whole.
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https://www.independent.ie/news/figures-by-county-as-more-than-12300-irish-offers-of-accommodation-pour-in-for-ukrainian-refugees-in-just-one-week-41432569.html Figures by county as more than 12,300 Irish accommodation offers went to Ukrainian refugees in just one week