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Ukraine Crisis

We have all witnessed the devastating impact of the ongoing war in Ukraine and the unfolding humanitarian crisis as more and more people are forced to flee their homes.

And we all want to do what we can to help those in need.

Derry City and Strabane District Council along with the other Councils in Northern Ireland is working with the NI Executive to progress with work to welcome refugees from Ukraine to Northern Ireland under the schemes run by the UK Home Office and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

The NI Executive Office are leading on this and all the information relating to the support for Ukraine is available via NI Direct - https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/ukraine-crisis

For those of you wanting to find out more about these schemes please click on the links below


Ukraine Assistance Centres

Ukraine Assistance Centres – Four Ukraine assistance centres have been set up in Ballymena, Belfast, Craigavon and Newry. For more info - https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/ukraine-assistance-centres


Frequently Asked Questions

NI Direct also have answers to some frequently asked questions about the Homes for Ukraine scheme - Click here to view -

The public are asked to note that Government departments, Councils and the voluntary and community sector are working in partnership to ensure the necessary preparations are in place so that we stand ready to provide sanctuary to Ukrainian refugees and the necessary support to sponsors.


Support for refugees coming to Derry City and Strabane District Council

Council is currently working with the NI Executive and other Councils to offer its support to the schemes and has established an internal sub group that is working to collate information to support refugees, and sponsors, from community and voluntary organisations, churches and faith-based groups.