Hannover, Germany. In view of the continuing threatening developments in Ukraine, thousands of people are leaving their homes every day and fleeing to neighboring EU countries. The first Ukrainians seeking protection have already arrived in Hanover on Tuesday night.

For Deutsche Messe, it is a matter of course to help the people in this emergency situation immediately and unbureaucratically by preparing an exhibition hall as temporary accommodation.

"We feel a great need to help the people fleeing Ukraine, to offer them protection and refuge in their distress. In close coordination with the Hanover Fire Department, we set up hall 27 for an initial 800 people and later for a further 400," says Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the Board of Management, Deutsche Messe AG.

Donations in kind are being coordinated by the Ukrainian Association in Lower Saxony. Warm clothing and shoes (in good condition), hygiene articles, sleeping mats, first-aid kits, flashlights and sleeping bags are needed. The Ukrainian parish of St. Volodymyr in Hanover, Hannoversche Straße 122 in Misburg, accepts donations in kind from Mondays to Saturdays between 09.00 and 17.30. Questions about donations in kind will be answered there by calling +49 174-6052737.

Monetary donations are accepted here: https://uvnev.de/