Camp Žilina was established in Žilina, Slovakia the day after the Russian invasion of Ukraine as an initiative of the Milan Dubec Foundation and with the help of Reinoo company employees and other volunteers, in order to provide a safe haven for refugees from Ukraine.
Subsequently, we focused on expanding aid to all refugees in the region and established the Association Ukrainska Spilka, through which we supply refugees with food, humanitarian aid and provide information and advice in the Ukrainian language.
to accommodate 2,300 people in short-term accommodation in Camp Žilina – on average, people stayed for 3 nights
to place 800 people into long-term accommodation – accommodation provided by hosts, hostels, seasonal facilities, dormitories
to regularly supply humanitarian aid to 2,500 people registered at Ukraine Spilka in addition to people accommodated in the camp
We estimate that there are 7 500 refugees in the Žilina region
Although the Ukrainian language may seem visually similar to the Russian language, it is closer to the Slovak language and therefore it is possible to learn the basics of Slovak in a short time
NEXT: We will focus on finding a long-term solution, to enable Ukrainians and their families to settle in Žilina after the war, if they wish to