Over 360 Ukrainians in shelter facilities in Amstelveen
Last week we started implementing shelter facilities in Amstelveen for refugees from Ukraine. We are accommodating these people in the Ibis Hotel and the Adagio Aparthotel. By now, we have about 360 people there, of which about 100 are children. With this, Amstelveen has filled its currently available capacity.
Together with social organizations, the municipality has been engaged in arranging and organizing their daily needs, medical care and day care. It is important during this initial period that the refugees feel safe and can recover from the often long and tiring journey.
Second phase reception
The refugees who stay in Amstelveen are registered in the Basic Registration of Persons (Basisregistratie Personen, BRP). This gives us a good idea of the amount and the composition of the groups of refugees and will enable us to organize tailor made services. It is therefore also important that refugees who are staying at private addresses in Amstelveen register with the municipality, so that they can also qualify for these services, such as education.
The priority is that Ukrainian children in those shelter facilities receive a day program, in the short term, with special emphasis on language, culture and sports. An educational package will follow, also for children staying at private addresses.
The municipality is in close contact with childcare organizations and administrators of primary and secondary schools about this topic. Work opportunities are also being explored. The government plans to temporarily expand access to the labor market for Ukrainians and is currently looking at the easiest way to arrange this. We also expect more clarity on compensation for Ukrainian refugees, in the short term.
Residents can ask questions about reception and assistance to Ukrainians through firstname.lastname@example.org. Current information and most frequently asked questions are regularly updated on the municipality's website.