A one minute silence was held in DLDC offices across Donegal yesterday to mark one year since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Tens of thousands of people have been killed, and nearly five million exiled since Russian President Putin ordered a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24th February 2022.
A total of 5,098 people have come to Donegal since the war started in Ukraine.
Donegal Local Development CLG has been at the forefront of supporting people displaced who have come to Donegal seeking safety.
At noon on Friday, DLDC staff fell silent as a mark of respect to victims of the war.
DLDC, Donegal Volunteer Centre and members of the Irish Local Development Network continue to work to support those fleeing war, and continue to support communities in welcoming and integrating guests.
A total of 74,458 people from the Ukraine are now living in Ireland. Of those arrivals, 46% are women and 21% are men, all over the age of 20. The remainder – 33% – were children and young people under the age of 20. A breakdown of the figures of displaced and living in Donegal shows 701 are living in Letterkenny, 305 are living in Lifford/Stranorlar, 982 are living in the Glenties area, 661 are living in North Inishowen while 180 are living in South Inishowen.