Volunteers are handing out leaflets with important material in both Czech and Ukrainian.
On 27 February, the Czech City of Prague set up information tents where Ukrainian refugees can speak to volunteers and receive guidance regarding their next steps.
From 10 am to 10 pm every day, workers at the tents will hand out leaflets containing important contact details and information in both Czech and Ukrainian.
For the time being, the municipality has set up 2 tents at the Prague Main Railway Station and the bus station Florenc. Depending on the situation in Ukraine, the capital may later add more tents at key spots around the city and increase their working hours to ensure that refugees receive the assistance they require.
Over the next several days, the capital will also establish a special assistance centre in the Prague City Library.
There, representatives of rescue services, insurance companies, and other institutions will help Ukrainian citizens find accommodation and access medical or social assistance.
In a press release, the City of Prague further revealed that it is ready to receive the first wave of refugees as the capital can currently offer around 3,000 free beds.
In addition to this, residents who want to lend a helping hand to those fleeing the war can fill out a form on the municipality’s website and offer to house those in need.
Mayor of Prague Zdeněk Hřib addressed the city’s inhabitants in a press release, encouraging them to show compassion during this difficult time:
“I would like to call on all residents to show kindness and tolerance, both to the Ukrainians themselves and to the Russian families who have lived in Prague for a long time and are distancing themselves from Putin’s totalitarian establishment. Personal perseverance in solidarity will need to be demonstrated in the long run. It is probable that this nightmare will not just end.”