Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas is hosting 30 Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war after the Russian invasion at his home in Paris. This was confirmed by the club to the newspaper Le Parisien.
The media reported that the former Real Madrid goalkeeper, who is currently focused on the Costa Rican national team for the qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, set up beds in the cinema room of his home to accommodate the refugees, and also bought them food and clothes.
“For this generous gesture, the former Real Madrid player, a very practicing Catholic, approached an association of evangelists in the neighborhood of Barcelona, who had gone to Krakow during the month to help Ukrainians who had fled their country because of the war,” the French media reported.
The Ukrainian refugee crisis
According to estimates by the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHC), Filippo Grandi, at least 3.5 million Ukrainians have left their country due to the Russian invasion. The situation, according to the UN office, represents a growing migration crisis not seen since World War II.
“Another 6.5 million people have been displaced within Ukraine’s borders, and at least 13 million are estimated to be stranded in the affected areas or unable to leave due to increased security risks, the destruction of bridges and roads, as well as a lack of resources or information on where to find safety and shelter,” the high commissioner explained.