TRIBUNNEWS.COM – Britain will pay its citizens for hosting Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion.
The policy was created in response to Britain’s growing refugee crisis in Europe.
The new scheme, called “Home for Ukraine” will allow refugees from war to come to Britain even if they have no family ties, the government said on Sunday. Reuters.
The UK will pay people £350 a month if they can provide Ukrainian refugees with spare rooms or property for a minimum period of six months.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is trying to make Britain a country capable of assisting against the Russian invasion which Moscow calls “special operations”.
Even so, Britain has faced criticism for delays in accepting refugees.
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Lawmakers from all major political parties have attacked the government’s insistence that Ukrainians seek visas and biometric tests before arriving in Britain, saying bureaucracy takes priority over the welfare of those fleeing war.
Under the new scheme, members of the public, charities, businesses and community groups must be able to offer accommodation via a web page by the end of next week, the government said.
“The UK stands behind Ukraine in their darkest hour and the British public understands the need to save as many people as possible as quickly as possible,” Michael Gove, housing minister, said in a statement.
“I urge people across the country to join in the national effort and offer support to our Ukrainian friends. Together we can provide safe homes to those who need it most.”