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How can we help Ukrainian refugees arriving in Catalonia? Many people from within the Barça family have been asking. Barça and its Foundation, in collaboration with the Red Cross, have organised collections of basic products for the babies and young children arriving with their mothers after fleeing the war in Ukraine. On 28, 29 and 30 March and 3 April in particular, match days at Camp Nou, the Club will set up various points where donations can be made so everyone can do their bit to help those families who are suffering.
Under the name 'Barça with Ukraine', coordinate by the Barça Foundation and the Red Cross, the Club is making an appeal for basic products for babies and young children: Powdered baby milk, powdered baby cereals, baby food (fruit, vegetables, chicken, fish, etc.), children’s snacks and biscuits and fruit juice.
The marquee points will be at access 15 (by the Auditori 1899) and access 9 (Rambla Barça) on 28, 29 and 30 March and 3 April, coinciding with the Barça Women's Champions League game against Real Madrid and Barça's game against Sevilla in La Liga. A marquee will also be open at access 1 by La Masia.
For those Barça fans not making the trip to Camp Nou there is also the option of making a financial donations to organisations with experience in this area such as the Red Cross who accept donations via the following channels:
- Bizum: al 03282
- Web: www.creuroja.org
- Freephone: 900 104 971
- Bank accounts: Banc Santander:
ES58 0049 1806 9022 1208 3714
La Caixa: ES47 2100 5000 5102 0006 8140
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The FC Barcelona Foundation is working with the Government of Catalonia so that in the coming weeks it can inform anyone interested about what they can do to host refugee families on a community, family or organisational level.
An awareness programme is being put in place to find places for the thousands of families to stay, numbers which are set to rise in the coming days. This will especially focus on the club’s members, supporters clubs and fans in general.
It is also coordinating all the support that it is receiving from suppliers, sponsors, members, companies and private parties who want to do something to help refugee families.
The FC Barcelona Foundation has extensive experience of working with refugees, and will also be organising a series of social, sporting and educational activities for young Ukrainians being hosted in Catalonia. A team of club members and volunteers is being assembled to carry these actions out, the goal being to provide emotional support and foster physical activity and sport among young people who are suffering from major emotional stress. They will also receive language support so they can use Spanish and Catalan to integrate better while in this situation.
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