Red Cross has provided assistance to 243 Ukrainian people who were temporarily on the island of Tenerife and cannot return to their country after the Russian invasion, and who have requested information on international protection and the processing of asylum requests.
Of this figure, 116 people are in a vulnerable situation and have been sheltered in temporary accommodation resources managed by the Red Cross in Tenerife, and among them there are 35 minors.
In addition, the accommodation of another 10 people is planned for the next few days, as reported by the humanitarian organization in a statement on Friday.
Likewise, another 14 people, who have not required this benefit as they have a social support network on the island, have required aid to cover basic needs, such as maintenance, cards for purchases in supermarkets, deliveries of goods and optics.
Among the Red Cross support tasks for these people are the transfer, accommodation, maintenance and coverage of basic needs, in addition to offering them psychosocial support, health care coverage and medicines and Spanish classes.
Likewise, next week the organization of recreational activities with children is planned.
Red Cross with Ukraine
The organization has made its entire network of assemblies on the islands available to Ukrainians who require its support, who are first offered information of interest about their legal situation and the entities that are in charge of providing them with this assistance.
An assessment of their needs is also made to establish aid criteria, depending on whether they lack a social support network on the island and their economic resources.
In the case of having a social support network, it is referred to the assemblies closest to the municipality of residence for inclusion in the extreme vulnerability program in order to be able to cover their basic needs.
So far, most of these people have requested this help through the assemblies in Tenerife and through the Red Cross Regional Operations Center, and a small percentage have been direct entries through the airport.
In addition, the Red Cross sends basic necessities to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and last week it sent humanitarian aid to Hungary, where a regional warehouse has been established from which aid is distributed to the rest of the countries based on the needs detected. .
In this shipment, the first two trucks loaded with products have left, to which other shipments will be added from the Red Cross warehouses in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Catalonia and Valencia in the coming days.
In total, the Red Cross will send a total of 5,183 family kitchen sets, 9,900 blankets, and 15,985 plastic awnings to insulate against rain and cold, valued at more than half a million euros.
In addition to this in-kind aid, the Spanish Red Cross has already sent 25,000 euros from its Emergency Fund to Ukraine, and is collaborating with the Danish Red Cross in responding to affected people in the southwestern region of Ukraine and on the border with Romania. (distributions of basic necessities and psychosocial care).