Migrant Accommodation Centre (MAC) is a temporary stay point for foreigners and stateless persons that have no legal right to stay on the territory of Ukraine.
There are three such points in Ukraine – in the Rozsudiv village (Chernihiv region), in the Martynivske village (Mykolaiv region) and in the Zhuravychi village (Volyn region).
A person can be placed in MAC if:
- The court made a decision on forced expulsion against such a person.
- The court made a decision on the detention of such a person for the purpose of identification and enforcement of expulsion.
- A person was detained by the representatives of the State Migration Service of Ukraine and has no documents that confirm the legal grounds to stay in Ukraine.
- A person was detained by a court decision until the completion of an asylum application in Ukraine (refugee status or complementary protection).
If you are detained and you need the help of a lawyer, call the emergency hotline of the Right to Protection CF:
More useful information concerning the rights of refugees and persons in need of complementary protection can be found on the Facebook page of the Refugee Helper chatbot.