Britain: Over 100,000 Ukrainians have arrived in the country since the start of the war

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More than 100,000 Ukrainians have arrived in Britain under two schemes set up to help those fleeing their country following Russia’s February 24 invasion, the British government announced today.

Nearly 6.2 million refugees from Ukraine have been registered across Europe as of July 26, according to United Nations figures, with more than half applying for temporary residence programs. Poland alone has recorded over 1.2 million Ukrainians.

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The British schemes, one for those who already have relatives in the UK and one which allows Britons to offer accommodation to those trying to escape the war, were initially criticized as overly bureaucratic and leaving some refugees ‘up in the air’ for weeks.

The government has stated that the process is now completely digital and that the aim is to process applications within 48 hours. It will also allow children under the age of 18 to come to Britain without a parent or guardian if they have proof of parental consent.

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Source: Capital

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