Newsflash – August 5

REFUGEES – The Save the Children Romania organisation is opening seven counselling and information centres for Ukrainian children and their parents. More than 3,600 Ukrainian families will receive support for a period of three months, the organisation’s executive chief Gabriela Alexandrescu said. She said the war does not seem to come to an end and an increasing number of Ukrainian children are forced to leave their country. These children need solutions for the short and long term, they need educational integration, counselling and social integration programmes. The organisation continues to be present at border check points, to constantly assess the needs of the refugees and offer humanitarian assistance. According to the Eurostat, more than 70% of the Ukrainian refugee children who benefit temporary protection from the Romanian state are under 14. In another development, the EU has announced it evacuated 1,000 patients from Ukrainian hospitals and transferred them for treatment to 18 member countries, Romania included.

(Radio Romania International)