The war in Ukraine has caused the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since WWII. Over four million refugees have already fled for their lives.
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The Current Situation In Ukraine
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War.
The human cost has already been huge, and we call on the British Government to do everything in it’s power to oppose Russian violence and protect Ukrainian lives.
Over four million people have already fled their homes in Ukraine as a result of this violence, with more leaving every day. (Ukraine refugees near 4 million. Will exodus slowdown last?, Independent, 28th March 2022).
Despite the urgent need, the UK Government have put paperwork before protection and are making Ukrainian refugees apply for visas.
We think the UK Government should lead the international effort, welcoming Ukrainian refugees and funding a proper, resources resettlement scheme like the ones for Afghanistan and Syria.
Our message for the UK Government
Refugee Support Group ask the UK Government:
– Introduce a funded Resettlement Scheme for people fleeing Ukraine
– Waive all visa requirements for Ukrainian refugees reaching the UK
– Abandon the Nationality and Borders Bill that will criminalise refugees like those fleeing Ukraine right now
Helping refugees in Berkshire since 1994
Refugee Support Group has been helping refugees in Berkshire for nearly 30 years, and we are ready to support refugees from Ukraine arriving here in our community.
As we have done during the Syrian and Afghan refugee crises, we are ready to provide legal advice, mental health support and practical help for every Ukrainian refugee that needs our help here in Berkshire.
We have been helping refugees rebuild their lives in Berkshire since 1994. That includes helping with immigration applications, teaching English, helping people access education and healthcare, find housing and jobs, distributing food parcels, running social activities and helping people to integrate in to their new communities.
In the last year, demand for our services flew by more than 460% before the Ukraine conflict began.