350 women and children – luxury hotel becomes accommodation for Ukraine refugees | krone.at

The personal living situation of Ukraine- refugees in Vienna is coming to a head. But while other federal states are arguing about whether migrants should be housed in tents or containers, the federal capital is taking a different approach and is making a former luxury hotel available for displaced people from Ukraine. There should be room for 350 women and children.

Russia’s terrible war of aggression against Ukraine continues unabated. There are currently 25,921 Ukrainians living in Vienna, but only a small proportion of them live in organized quarters.

According to the Ministry of the Interior, 80 percent live in private apartments or houses. But the situation in private living space is also becoming increasingly critical because of inflation. The hotel de France on the Schottenring, which is currently empty, is now to offer accommodation to Ukrainian women and children.

80 women and children already moved in
Under the patronage of Lifebrain CEO Michael Havel with his association “We help quickly” in cooperation with the ATLAN private foundation, the owner of the property, and the workers’ Samaritan association in the new refugee accommodation can accommodate up to 350 women and children.

80 have already moved into their rooms in the past few days. A usage contract has been concluded for nine months, with the option of extending it by three months. Already in During the pandemic, the former luxury quarters acted as a quarantine hotel for tourists who had contracted Covid-19.


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