The Blue Dot Refugee Support Center was opened at the Bulgarian Red Cross headquarters
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Bulgaria, in partnership and kindly hosted by the Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC), with the assistance of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC), the Council of Refugee Women in Bulgaria (CRWB) and representatives of the refugee community, opened the Center for Refugee Support “Blue Dot” (Blue Dot). It is located at the BRC headquarters in Sofia and was opened in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Kalina Konstantinova.
Blue Dot centers are safe areas of protection and basic services that are being opened in countries hosting refugees from Ukraine, including Poland, Romania and Moldova. They provide information, legal advice, psychosocial support, identification and referral to services for children, women, families, and other groups at particular increased risk while fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. Blue Dot Centers increase support from national governments and are organized in coordination with government authorities and other partners on key transit routes and destinations to help children and families in need.