Barcelona’s Vice-President of Economics, Eduard Romeu, has helped to transport 220 refugees fleeing the invasion of Ukraine to Spain.
Romeu, who is also vice-President of Audax Renewables, was part of group of companies which undertook the trip including DKW, Open Arms, Fundacion Santa Clara and Padre Angel.
Mundo Deportivo covered the story, in which Romeu was also quoted saying “It is important to give an opportunity to these people who are having such a terrible time.”
Ahir el Sr.Eduard Romeu, Vicepresident econòmic del BARÇA i AUDAX amb @openarms_fund i altres ONG. Va viatjar a Polònia i va omplir un avió amb 220 nens/es refugiats Ucraïnesos per portar-los a BCN. Aquest fet segurament no sortirà a cap portada dels diaris esportius!! #StopWar pic.twitter.com/Uah8rFIlzf
— Santi Triguero Blanch (@SantiTriguero11) March 13, 2022
Romeu and the other leaders of the project flew to Warsaw in Poland to arrange the flight back to Barcelona, which arrived last night. Many of those travelling were children. Some of the refugees will continue onto Madrid and Avila from there while others will be accommodated in Barcelona.
European football has been vocal in its empathy for the Ukrainian people, with La Liga carrying the message ‘Stop Invasion’ on all of its broadcasts currently.