Irish People Offer 5,700 Empty Homes To Ukrainian Refugees

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Irish people offered 5700 empty homes as accommodation for Ukrainian Refugees according to the Irish Red Cross.

The organisation says that by the end of today all those who offered houses will have been contacted.

The properties will have to be assessed and if approved placements will be made.

The properties will have to be assessed and if approved placements will be made.

Over 70% of the accommodation offered to the Red Cross involved shared accommodation which takes longer to process due to matching suitability and Garda vetting of the household if children are involved.

The Red Cross says the work is time consuming and has now established two dedicated call centres.

Using community centres and halls is not ideal according to the IRC and although some of the larger buildings being offered need some work the Irish Red Cross is grateful for all offers and the generous community response to get buildings ready for use.