The old wooden house in the Majorna district in Gothenburg is owned by the Church of Sweden and has been empty for a long time.

Completely empty.

Everything from furniture and white goods to fire alarms have been installed to now be able to use the rooms as temporary accommodation for refugees.

- We have drawn electricity to be able to put lamps in the rooms, says Kateryna Blagodyr, founder of Help Ukraine in Gothenburg.

Volunteers put the house in order

It started as a private initiative, but now Help Ukraine in Gothenburg is a non-profit association with its own organization number.

Getting the house ready with everything from furniture to food took two days for fifteen volunteers.

Everything in the house has been donated from private individuals and grocery stores in the local area have donated food.

Since opening the doors to the accommodation last week, they have helped about 100 Ukrainian refugees with temporary accommodation, according to Kateryna Blagodyr.

At present, 19 people live, nine of whom are children in the refugee accommodation.

Slussas further

From the house there are buses to the Swedish Migration Board where the residents can register.

There, some have been assigned a place in another accommodation by the authority, others have returned to the yellow house in Majorna.

The house is full of toys, diapers and textbooks in Ukrainian.

- We have had visits from the Ukrainian school which has also taught the children a few words in Swedish, says Kateryna Blagodyr.

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