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As you are probably aware, the Irish Government is committed to delivering a humanitarian response to welcome people fleeing the war in Ukraine and seeking protection in Ireland.  Very significant work is taking place across Government to provide accommodation and other essential supports to those who have arrived here already, as well as planning and preparing to receive and support the large numbers of further people expected to arrive. 

A webpage on the whole-of-Government response to the situation in Ukraine is now available at (and is updated regularly) which includes information on supports and services available to people arriving from Ukraine. 


Cork County Council’s Community Support Programme has re-established as part of the county’s response to assist the people of Ukraine. The Community Support Programme, formed during the Covid Pandemic, is a multi-agency approach which brings together representatives of both Statutory and Voluntary agencies operating across Cork County, ensuring commitment and consistency in terms of service delivery.

Community Response Forum Contact Details:


Phone: 021 438 6637


One of the key priorities identified through the initial programme meeting was the requirement for adequate emergency shelter and accommodation facilities to accommodate Ukrainian refugees in Cork County. The Council is seeking assistance from members of the public to identify potentially available multi-occupancy facilities and properties that may be brought back into use easily and quickly. This might include community halls, sports or leisure facilities or other former accommodation facilities in private or public ownership.

Please see the following link: Emergency Shelter & Accommodation for Ukraine.

Please find information below for Ukrainian Refugees entering Ireland: