TRIBUNNEWS.COM, KIEV – The exodus of refugees fleeing Ukraine is still continuing in Europe’s biggest refugee crisis this century.
Nearly 2.7 million people have fled the war in Ukraine.
“More than 100,000 of them in the last 24 hours,” according to UN data, as reported by the Guardian, Monday (14/3/2022).
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Most have fled to Poland. Krakow, the second largest city in Poland.
The refugee camp is currently struggling with new arrivals as temporary accommodation and shelters are full.
UK Issues 3000 Visas for Ukrainian Citizens
The UK has issued more than 3,000 visas to Ukrainian citizens through the protection scheme.
The UK Foreign Secretary, Michael Gove, told Sophy Ridge on Sky News that the number was up from 1,000 on Thursday (10/3/2022).
From Tuesday, the majority of Ukrainian citizens no longer need to apply for a visa, they only need a Ukrainian passport.
Gove estimates tens of thousands of people could come from Ukraine, a number far fewer than the 1.5 million in Poland and France’s 50,000 to 100,000.
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“We want to make sure that every available bed that we have in this country, every available house that can be made available to people fleeing the invasion of Ukraine,” he said.
“We know there are a large number of people in this country who are generous and in a position to provide homes, and businesses and charities as well. We said we would act for you.
“We will not only provide payment, but ensure they have the opportunity to work, and get support from the NHS, from education and other services they need.” (Guardian)