Messe Frankfurt Welcomes Ukraine refugees

14th March 2022

The city of Frankfurt has decided to take action in helping Ukrainians seeking refuge. A first aid centre with emergency accommodation for those in need is being built at Messe Frankfurt, in Hall 1 with an extension in Hall 1.2, if required. Everything necessary will be provided for the refugees until a more permanent solution has been found for them in Hesse. Fairconstruction, a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt, is helping to equip two sports halls for refugees in Frankfurt with stand construction materials.

“I am pleased that the state has taken up my suggestion that the distribution of people in Hesse should also be managed from Frankfurt and has given us the corresponding operational order,” says Frankfurt’s head of social affairs Elke Voitl. “This saves the refugees further journeys after the exhausting flight. In our experience so far, most people arrive here traumatised, very exhausted and often hungry. About half of those seeking protection are children and young people. For them, it is particularly important to quickly have a protected and safe place to breathe again. We want to create this here in Frankfurt with the fair near the main railway station, together with all our forces”.

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