Minister Meir Cohen: “Israel will continue to help the citizens of Ukraine”

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 Minister Meir Cohen: "Israel will continue to help the citizens of Ukraine"

Since the start of the war between Russia and Ukraine, 35,000 Ukrainian refugees not covered by the Law of Return have arrived in Israel, 13,700 of them still remain in the country – according to data published yesterday the center of the "Temporary order" (“Tsav ha-shaa”), created by the Ministry of Social Security and Social Protection to help Ukrainian refugees.

The data was presented to Social Welfare Minister Meir Cohen, who arrived at the Tsav Hashaa Center on Sunday. on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah. "With the outbreak of war in Ukraine, the State of Israel came to the aid of refugees, most of whom are women, children and the elderly,", — Minister Meir Cohen said. “Those who came here received help from our ministry, government and civil society, because only such actions are right. On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, I want to thank the workers of Tsav Hashaa who work day and night to help refugees, they do it with selflessness and with an understanding of their mission. We are proud of them. Israel will continue to help Ukrainian citizens who come to us until the war is over.

In the center "Tsav ha-shaa" The minister met with Victoria Lashiner, who came to Israel after the outbreak of the war, was accepted into the center as a worker and now helps her compatriots in Israel.

“I am very happy to be part of a center that helps refugees in Israel, and I am grateful for the help and support that the State of Israel gives them. It is very painful for me to hear and see what is happening in Ukraine, and I am very glad that the State of Israel is providing all possible assistance,” Victoria told the minister. to Israel are women, children and pensioners. The data show that the majority of refugees chose cities with the largest Russian- and Ukrainian-speaking communities to live in, first of all Bat Yam (624 people), followed by Haifa (555 people), Ashkelon (510 people), Netanya (494 people). human), Petah Tikva. (471), Ashdod (449), Rishon Lezion (383) and Beersheba (309).

calls, and nearly 9,000 refugees received food aid from the centre. 214 receive psychological help.

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