Greece has determined to increase its HELIOS Undertaking, which has been supporting beneficiaries of non permanent safety and can now present shelter and different help to folks fleeing the struggle in Ukraine.
In a press release issued right now, the European Fee additionally emphasised that for all these refugees dwelling in European nations, housing continues to be some of the essential points they’re going through, SchengenVisaInfo.com reviews.
“The HELIOS undertaking in Greece is to be expanded to supply lodging and different help to folks fleeing Ukraine. As for all refugees dwelling in European nations, housing continues to be some of the essential points they face,” the assertion reads.
In keeping with the Fee, the period of rental subsidy availability has additionally been prolonged for all beneficiaries, from between six and 12 months to 12 months, and the quantity of subsidy out there has elevated by 30 per cent.
The extension of the HELIOS undertaking has come as a response to one of many essential pillars of the European Momentary Safety Directive.
“Particularly, these measures for the inclusion of refugees from Ukraine will transfer Greece ahead in assembly EU necessities for the Member States to grant entry to appropriate lodging,” the assertion additionally reads.
Beforehand, as a result of ongoing struggle in Ukraine, the Civil Aviation Authority of Greece (CAA) has selected new extensions of the air directives (NOTAM) relating to the prohibitions and restrictions of flights from Russia and Belarus.
By way of a press release, the Greek Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport added that air directives banning the flights of Russian and Belarusian plane in Greece’s nationwide airspace will stay efficient till the top of the summer season.
Because the Ministry explains, the aviation directives that prohibit the flight of civil plane over the airspace of Moldova and Belarus additionally stay in pressure solely due to the excessive danger in these areas on account of the struggle in Ukraine.
For the reason that struggle in Ukraine started on February 24, many European nations have opened their doorways in help of refugees for his or her shelter.
Seeing their rising quantity in some nations, the issue of lodging for refugees started to appear. Germany additionally confronted this downside, which lately introduced that a few of the German municipalities had reported that they’re struggling to seek out any remaining housing for Ukrainian refugees.
In consequence, municipalities within the central German state of Thuringia, which has a inhabitants of two million, have reported that there are nearly no shelters left to accommodate refugees from Ukraine.