The Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Jean Asselborn, gave a press conference on Monday morning during which he spoke of the strong demand that the National Reception Office (ONA) has been facing since the start of the war. in Ukraine.
Minister Asselborn explained that the capacity of the Office is currently at 96%. On average, people benefiting from their services stay more than 18 months in an ONA establishment before being able to move into a proper apartment.
Since the start of the war in Ukraine, the number of people arriving at ONA facilities has increased dramatically. In the first week of March alone, 800 new people arrived in Luxembourg. From now on, it is about ten people per week, explained Minister Asselborn.
The politician of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP) further indicated that the Office also receives additional requests from resident families who have hosted refugees from Ukraine.
During the year, a number of new facilities should be ready for use, including the former Wort newspaper building, Minister Asselborn said. He also announced that nearly 600 people in “temporary protection” are already registered with the National Employment Agency (ADEM).