Poland calls for refugee database

"As representatives of local and regional governments... we should show solidarity with Ukrainian citizens seeking shelter and safety throughout the territory of the European Union," the appeal read. Albert Zawada/PAP

Local governments from Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary have appealed to the European Committee of Regions to create a continental-wide database with accommodation and employment offers for Ukrainian war refugees.

In a joint appeal they wrote that the European Committee of Regions could help in the creation and operation of the databank, and emphasised that it would greatly aid refugees in finding reliable lodgings and work throughout Europe.

"As representatives of local and regional governments... we should show solidarity with Ukrainian citizens seeking shelter and safety throughout the territory of the European Union," the appeal read.

The European Committee of Regions is an EU advisory body grouping local and regional government delegates from all 27 EU countries.