The UK government are drawing up plans “at pace” to invite Brits to open their homes to Ukrainian refugees as this is the worst crisis since World War Two as 4m have abandoned their homes.
It has been reported that the government will set up a hotline and a website so individuals charities and community groups can offer accommodation for the Ukrainian refugees.
On Friday, Technology Minister Chris Philp said the details of plans will be set out “in the very near future.”
He told Sky News, “We’re going to be making announcements in the very near future about a scheme for UK local authorities, and indeed UK families, to welcome Ukrainian refugees, we’ve announced that principle and the details of how that scheme works will be laid out in the very near future.”
“The UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) briefed us and other leading donors just last night,” said the western official.
“As of then, their number of refugees had topped two million – they are at 2.2 million as of last night – but they are worried we could see four million over the next few days.
“These are unprecedented movements of people in Europe, or indeed probably anywhere else in the world.
“I would like to stress the sheer scale of this, which is something that we haven’t seen, certainly since the end of the Second World War, and that is a real challenge to us all.”
A Government spokesman said the details of the scheme were being worked on “at pace,” and “the routes we have put in place follow extensive engagement with Ukrainian partners.
“This is a rapidly moving and complex picture and as the situation develops we will continue to keep our support under constant review.”
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