25 Mar, 2022 @ 11:15
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Church welcomes over 1,000 refugees and raises €125,000 to help Ukrainians on Spain’s Costa Blanca

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Dozens of people organized by Amnesty International protest with a sunflower in their hands in front of the Russian embassy in Madrid. (Photo by Fer Capdepon Arroyo/Pacific Press)

SINCE Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Diocese of Orihuela-Alicante has welcomed 213 families fleeing from war in Ukraine.

Some 1,019 people, mostly women and children, have been directly supported by the local Church of Orihuela-Alicante, along with various municipal support services.

So far, €125,000 has been raised, wholly to support the work of Cáritas in Ukraine and its borders.

Locally, aid has been focused on larger cities and coastal areas, where there are more Ukrainian communities.

The Bishop of Orihuela-Alicante, Monsignor Munilla, has made an appeal to the entire diocesan Church, via parish communities, to encourage families willing to welcome refugees into their homes.

Additionally, people who have empty houses that are willing to give them up to Ukrainians fleeing the war.

READ MORE: What is THB, how can it ruin refugees’ lives and what can be done to prevent it in Spain?

Simon Wade

Fifty-something writer, traveller, F1 enthusiast and radio presenter, working hard on the Costa Blanca South. Email me on simon@theolivepress.es

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