(VIDEO) TMs King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Meet with Ukrainian Refugees in Ede

On Thursday, March 10, 2022, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands meet with Ukrainian refugees and representatives from the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) at Harskamp, a refugee shelter army camp, in Ede, Netherlands.

According to RVD, last Thursday the first:

“…120 Ukrainian refugees arrived at the Harskamp army camp. The maximum capacity of 950 refugees has now been reached. In collaboration with, among others, the Red Cross, the Netherlands Council for Refugees and the Ministry of Defense caterer, COA received the Ukrainians and provided them with basic needs.”

During today’s visit Their Majesties met with Ukrainian citizens who had fled their home country, listened to their stories and expressed their support and condolences.

The royal couple discussed the role of the municipality of Ede in the “…reception of refugees with the village council of Harskamp and municipal officials. In conclusion, COA employees, various partner organizations and volunteers explained how they started the reception in recent weeks and what logistical and other challenges it entails.”

To view a photo gallery from today’s visit please click the link below: