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Belgian royal family funds hosting of Ukrainian families

The Belgian royal family will make three properties available for Ukrainian refugee families, the palace confirmed Thursday.

Three Ukrainian families will be hosted by the Royal Trust, an entity managing the Belgian royal family’s assets, at two properties in Brussels and Wallonia. Families will move to those properties in early April.

An additional property in Tervuren, on the outskirts of Brussels, which formerly served as a vaccination center, will also be made available to the municipality for the collective accommodation of Ukrainian refugees.

Belgium’s King Philippe visited the Heysel refugee center in Brussels on Wednesday and the Royal Trust formalized the decision on Thursday.

The Royal Trust is an autonomous public institution that manages Belgian assets dating to the rule of Leopold II, in the early 1900s.

About 200,000 Ukrainian refugees are expected to arrive in Belgium, and 10,000 have already been registered in the country for temporary protection.

Barbara Moens contributed reporting.

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