HRH Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg Visits a Reception Center for Ukrainian Refugees in Kirchberg

On Thursday, March 17, 2022, His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg accompanied by the Minister for Immigration and Asylum, Mr. Jean Asselborn, the Mayor of Luxembourg City, Mrs. Lydie Polfer, visited the SHUK Emergency Accommodation Structure and Reception Center in Kirchberg.

The SHUK reception center was established by the Government of Luxembourg to help those fleeing Ukraine due to the war. At this time the reception center holds 250 beds. Pets are also welcomed “…[there is a] special area for them. The Administration of Veterinary Services will regularly visit the emergency accommodation structure to support the regularization of the animals...” according to the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in Luxembourg.

During today’s visit, His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri met with SHUK officials and toured the center. The Grand Duke also spent time meeting with various Ukrainian refugees who “…shared with him their experiences of war and exile… [he] comforted them by confirming the empathy of all the people of Luxembourg…” notes the Cour Grand-Ducale.

Photos courtesy of the Cour Grand-Ducale/S.Margue