300 refugees from Mariupol flee to Zaporizhzhya

15 March 2022, 08:08 PM

Some 300 civilians, evacuated via a humanitarian corridor from the besieged city of Mariupol to Zaporizhzhya on March 14, have already found shelter, Mariupol City Council has reported.

The Council noted that the refugees received food, medicine, and basic necessities on arrival, and medical and psychological assistance is available for those who need it.

Some of the evacuees will remain in Zaporizhzhya, housed in Zaporizhzhya educational institutions, said the Secretary of the Zaporizhzhya City Council Anatolii Kurtiev. Others will continue on further west.

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In addition, on March 15 at 0900, a humanitarian corridor for private transport was opened in the direction of Mariupol, traveling via the route Manhush-Berdyansk-Tokmak-Vasylivka-Zaporizhzhya. For personal safety, people who are evacuating from Mariupol are advised to remove their messaging apps and photos, and also arrive to Vasylivka no later than 1800.

“If you fail to do it in a due time, please find a safe place and spend the night in Berdyansk or Tokmak,” the Mariupol City Council said in a statement.

A unified helpline is also being launched for evacuees. Soon more evacuees will get to Zaporizhzya as on March 15 some 2000 private vehicles have managed to leave Mariupol through the green corridor.

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