Life on a Passenger Ship

by Olha Povaliaieva
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Life on a Passenger Ship

A cruise ship arrived in Scotland to accommodate Ukrainian refugees

The BBC reports that a second cruise ship has arrived in Glasgow to provide housing for Ukrainian refugees. It is noted that this is the second cruise ship. MS Ambition will join MS Victoria, which has been moored in Edinburgh since July as a temporary shelter for families arriving in Scotland from Ukraine.

The new ship has 714 cabins. It will be moored on the bank of the river Clyde. It is planned that temporary accommodation will be provided for 1750 people.

The Scottish minister for refugees, Neil Grey, said that Ukrainians would be able to feel at home rather than on a ship. Ukrainians can access restaurants, children's playgrounds, shops, cleaning, and common areas. The ship will turn into a "house" and be moored permanently in one place, so its inhabitants can arrive and leave whenever they want. The politician also noted that Scotland will provide the Ukrainians with health care and social support.

It is noted that more than 15.000 settlers arrived from Ukraine to Scotland after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. More than 40% of Ukrainians have already found a job but cannot find a home. So turning cruise ships into long-term housing helps solve this issue.

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