Sun, 10 Dec 2023

DUBLIN, Ireland - According to the government, 3,000 Ukrainians currently staying in student housing have been told they must leave by the end of the month.

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, and Youth has agreed on exit dates to ensure that students have access to housing before the start of the new academic year.

However, many Ukrainian families staying in student apartments have not been informed of their next location.

The Children's Rights Alliance has expressed concern about the impact on children being moved from temporary housing regularly.

According to the Department of Children, there are currently 4,270 people living in student housing, with approximately 3,000 having to leave before the start of the new academic year.

The department stated that it had agreed on "exit dates" to ensure students could access campus housing once colleges returned.

"3,000 Ukrainian temporary protection (BOTP) recipients must vacate student housing by the end of August."

"The Department continues to work with accommodation providers to secure additional accommodation throughout the summer and beyond, taking into account provisions that may expire at the end of the summer."

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