The Ministry of Health (MS) said in a statement that the children arrived with 10 adults, accompanied by a team from the National Institute of Medical Emergency (INEM), composed of a doctor, an assistant technician who speaks Ukrainian and a psychologist.

“The children are stable (several cases are already in remission) and will be accommodated in four hospital units of the National Health Service”, specifying that two will be followed up by the Portuguese Institute of Oncology (IPO) in Porto and one at the Hospital Center University of São João, also in Porto.

The Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra will receive two children and the Portuguese Institute of Oncology in Lisbon will receive one.

The vacancies needed for treatment were provided by the Central Administration of the Health System, together with the Reference Centers for Pediatric Oncological Disease.

The transfer of these children and their companions was carried out under the European Civil Protection Mechanism, in a process conducted by the Directorate-General for Health and in conjunction with the High Commissioner for Migration.