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Ensuring Safety for Ukrainian Refugees in Spain

Discover essential safety tips and resources for Ukrainian refugees arriving in Spain. Casa Ucrania Foundation guides you on how to protect yourself and your family during your journey and stay in Spain.


Discover essential safety tips and resources for Ukrainian refugees arriving in Spain. Casa Ucrania Foundation guides you on how to protect yourself and your family during your journey and stay in Spain. Ensuring Safety for Ukrainian Refugees in Spain | Casa Ucrania Foundation
Ensuring Safety for Ukrainian Refugees in Spain

Recognizing Signs of Concern


In unfamiliar territory, recognizing signs that may compromise your safety is vital. Beware of individuals who:

  1. Request your passport or identification documents (except public authorities like border control).

  2. Demand your phone, laptop, or other means of communication.

  3. Attempt to separate you from your family or travel companions.

  4. Offer employment opportunities that sound too good to be true.

  5. Pressure you into labor, services, or exploitation, including the repayment of 'debts.'

  6. Promise to facilitate your registration, relocation, or resettlement to another country for a fee (excluding standard transportation charges).

  7. Employ you but refuse to pay you or provide acceptable working conditions, restricting your freedom.


Steps to Safeguard Yourself


Here are proactive measures to ensure your safety:

  1. Stay vigilant and trust your instincts when dealing with unfamiliar individuals.

  2. Always keep your identification documents secure. Store digital copies on your phone and share them with a trusted person.

  3. Maintain regular contact with your family and other trusted individuals.

  4. Familiarize yourself with your rights and available support resources.

  5. Seek accurate information from reliable sources.

  6. Finding Secure Accommodation and Transportation.


When searching for accommodation:


  1. Opt for organized lodging through recognized organizations, if feasible.

  2. Numerous reception centers, hotels, hostels, and non-governmental organizations offer safe accommodation.

  3. In the case of private accommodations, inquire about the host. Refuse to be separated from your family or fellow travelers and never surrender your documents. Clarify any expectations and establish the price in advance.


For transportation:


  1. Use organized transportation provided by reputable companies when possible.

  2. Many companies in Europe now offer free travel options for Ukrainians. Visit this webpage for details.

  3. Avoid being separated from your family or fellow travelers and never relinquish your documents. Always agree on the price beforehand.


Information and Support in Spain


In Spain, assistance and support are readily available:

Gender-based violence: Reach out to professionals at Phone: 016 (24/7), Email: 016-online@igualdad.gob.es, or WhatsApp: 600 000 016.


Trafficking of Human Beings: Contact the dedicated helpline at Phone: 900 10 50 90 (24/7) or

Email: trata@policia.es.


Other emergencies: For general emergencies, call Phone: 112 (24/7).


National Police (Policía Nacional): Reach them at Phone: 091 (24/7).


Civil Guard (Guardia Civil): Contact them at Phone: 092 (24/7).


Casa Ucrania Foundation is here to support you and guide you through this challenging journey. Your safety is our priority, and we stand by your side as you rebuild your life in Spain.


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