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Regional centres to begin providing assistance and counselling to Ukrainian war refugees

Tartu City Government Press Release

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2 November / On 31 October, the Ukrainian Information Centre, at Ülikooli 17, in Tartu, shut its doors. From now on, all Ukrainians having been granted temporary protection will be able to turn to regional Social Welfare and Healthcare centres located in their place of residence.

In the Ukrainian Information Centre, coordinators from the Department of Social Welfare and Healthcare of the Tartu City Government were engaged in assisting and counselling war refugees. The Centre received funding from the European Social Fund project ‘Coordination of War Refugees in the City of Tartu’, which ran from 1 November 2022 through 31 October 2023.

Ukrainian war refugees will now be able to turn to their regional Social Welfare and Healthcare centres where they will get help with services and benefits, as well as advice for the working-age, elderly and families with children.

‘The City of Tartu will help all people settle in who have arrived in Tartu and been granted international protection,’ said Merle Liivak, Head of the Department of Social Welfare and Healthcare. ‘The activities will continue in cooperation with the Social Insurance Board and will be funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).’

The regional centres for Social Welfare and Healthcare services can be found on the city’s website: https://www.tartu.ee/en/regional-centres

 

Last changed 02.11.2023