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Ukraine Assistance Centres open throughout Northern Ireland

12th April, 2022

Law Centre NI is pleased to be at the Ukrainian Assistance Centres opening throughout Northern Ireland this week.

Our Migration Justice Project team will be present to provide support and advice on how the Law Centre can help those arriving in Northern Ireland from Ukraine.

Liz Griffith from the Migration Justice Project at Law Centre NI said:

“It is essential that people fleeing Ukraine have access to the correct advice and support organisations. It is a privilege to be part of the support team welcoming the new arrivals at the Ukraine Assistance Centres this week.

It is clear, however, that the visa process is proving to be very complicated for the Ukrainians. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide answers to all the questions people have. We call on the Home Office to clarify the process for Ukrainians transiting through Dublin.

Also, while these centres are a great initiative, we should remember that there are 1,500 other people seeking sanctuary in Northern Ireland who have also fled war zones and persecution. We would like everyone to have access to the same support services”.

The Ukraine Assistance Centres are located at:

Belfast

Cecil Ward Building, 

4-10 Linenhall Street

09:30 – 16:00

Monday 11 April and Friday 15 April

Newry

Newry Leisure Centre

60 Cecil Street

09:30 – 16:00

Tuesday 12 April

Craigavon

Brownlow Community Hub

7 Brownlow Road

09:30 – 16:00

Wednesday 13 April

Ballymena

The Braid

1-29 Bridge Street

09:30 – 16:00

Thursday 14 April