In Lithuania there is a temporary migrant centre in Alytus (city between the Polish border and Vilnius): This is the starting point for migrants who do not know where to go. In this migrant centre, Save the Children works with other NGOs, the Ministry of Interior, with the border police as well as the local municipality. Migrants can stay here for a short time, sleep, receive food and necessities. Furthermore, A call centre has been set up so that refugees who are at a loss can get in touch.
Save the Children has the official mandate to care for children and pregnant women. Among other things, child-friendly rooms are set up for this purpose. In Alytus, there is a local day-care centre for children, which is run by Save the Children.In Marijampole, a second migration centre is planned by the government.
Another child-friendly space is opened in Kaunas. Save the Children works in all six registration centres. The team distributes essential non-food items and provides social and referral services.