Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, some citizens have made the decision to remain in their communities while hundreds of thousands have fled in the hopes of seeking refuge, safety and support in neighboring countries.

Ashkelon, one of The Associated’s partner cities, has offered to help provide relief to the growing number of refugees. As of the end of February, Ashkelon has absorbed more than 400 new immigrants with approximately 250 staying at the Golden Tower hotel which serves as a temporary first refuge accommodation and was modified to meet the immediate needs of the olim (people who are making Aliyah – immigrate to Israel).

The Head of Absorption, Deputy Mayor Sophie Beilin, and the staff of the Absorption Department are making every effort to assist and facilitate the immigrants – accompanying them to various government institutions, finalizing their status, providing information and making city services accessible, according to one source.

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The Associated Contributors

The Associated Contributors are writers from The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.