Written answers

Thursday, 16 November 2023

Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Ukraine War

Photo of Richard Boyd BarrettRichard Boyd Barrett (Dún Laoghaire, People Before Profit Alliance)
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219. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the options that are available for Ukrainian families when host family can no longer accommodate them; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50365/23]

Photo of Roderic O'GormanRoderic O'Gorman (Dublin West, Green Party)
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Where hosting arrangements are coming to an end, Beneficiaries of Temporary Protection (BOTPs) are entitled to make their own private arrangements for accommodation through their own means, using supports provided by the Department of Social Protection or by asking their Local Authority or Irish Red Cross for alternative pledged accommodation.

Those wishing to avail of pledged accommodation in any given area should contact the Local Authority in that area or the Irish Red Cross. The Irish Red Cross can be contacted by email at migrationcrisis@redcross.ie or by phoning 1800 753 343.

In cases where hosting arrangements are ending, and no accommodation solution can be found locally, BOTPs may present at Citywest Transit Hub to request temporary short-term accommodation. As the Department is currently experiencing a very high demand for accommodation and a decreasing supply, my Department cannot offer any guarantee in relation to the location or type of accommodation that may be offered, as this will depend on the availability of accommodation on the date of application.


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