Aviva is delighted to provide a number of supports that we hope will help in some small way to support Ukrainian refugees who have fled the conflict in their country. You are welcome to join us with one of our initiatives below.
Free shop for Ukrainian refugees
We have provided two vacant shop units on Clarendon Street to Ukrainian businessman, Ruslan Mocharskyy who has opened a shop providing free essential items for refugees arriving in Ireland. The two units have been given to him by Aviva rent-free for a period of three months, with No 44 Clarendon, Dublin 2 opening as a shop, the Palyanytsya Centre, and No 41 Clarendon Street for use as storage and as a drop off point.
Anyone wishing to donate can drop items off at No 41 Clarendon Street. Ruslan has advised us that the refugees need supplies for woman and children, including:
- baby food,
- sanitary products,
- hair care products and accessories,
- items for children such as colouring books, pencils, crayons, toys etc
Aviva home insurance customers taking in refugees
Aviva has waived the need for home insurance customers to contact us if taking Ukrainian refugees into their homes due to the unprecedented circumstances, and in line with Government efforts to find housing solutions for those arriving here to escape the conflict. Insurers are treating refugees as guests meaning, that our home insurance customers don’t have to inform us that they’re staying with you. They’ll be covered by your policy in the same way as guests living in the home. If, after 12 months, any individuals or family are still living with them, then you should inform us when the policy is next due for renewal.