Nerja welcomes Ukrainian refugees on bus chartered by Town Hall

Image: Nerja Town Hall

Nerja has welcomed Ukrainian refugees who arrived on a bus that had been chartered by the Town Hall.

On March 16, after travelling 6,600 kilometres to pick up Ukrainian women and children fleeing the conflict, a bus that had been chartered by the Town Hall, with the collaboration of the Nerja Business Association and the company Viajes Turísticos, arrived in Nerja. The mayor, José Alberto Armijo and the councillor for Social Services, Daniel Rivas, warmly welcomed the families and expressed their solidarity.

On March 13, the previous Sunday, the bus had left Nerja for Poland loaded with humanitarian aid and essential items that had been donated by local residents, groups and associations.

Upon arriving in Nerja, the families were provided with a bag containing personal hygiene products and toys for the children before being transferred to the municipality of Alcaucín, where they will stay in a hotel while their permits are being processed and will receive medical attention. They will later be rehoused in private homes.

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