Messe Düsseldorf on the accommodation of refugees from Ukraine in the exhibition center
Hall 6 (Credit: Messe Düsseldorf/Ansgar van Treeck)
Düsseldorf, 08 March 2022. Messe Düsseldorf is making its largest hall available for the accommodation of Ukrainians who have refugeed. In Hall 6, which covers more than 25,000 square meters, the company, together with the German Red Cross and the Düsseldorf Fire Department, set up 1,000 cots on Monday, March 07, 2022, which were already occupied from the late afternoon. In addition, around 2,500 meters of partition walls were erected to divide the hall into smaller rooms.
Wolfram N. Diener, President & CEO of Messe Düsseldorf: "We were very happy to accommodate the request from the Office for Migration and Integration of the City of Düsseldorf. On the day of construction, a large number of colleagues spontaneously lent a hand to make the accommodation possible as quickly as possible. Because we are moved by the fate of the people. And because we are deeply moved by the plight of the refugees. Receiving and accommodating them is a matter of course for us."
Hall 6 has its own changing rooms and 40 shower places. Capacity is supplemented by external shower containers. Catering will be provided by Stockheim, Messe Düsseldorf's catering partner. All refugees will also have access to free WiFi, which will enable them to keep in touch with family and friends and to find out about developments in Ukraine.