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Hundreds of Ukrainian refugees become homeless in the UK

May 11, 2023

In the United Kingdom, 302 households in the East Midlands, where Ukrainian refugees were housed, have applied for homelessness.

This is reported by the BBC.

Since 2022, 6796 Ukrainians have been granted temporary asylum in Derbyshire, Rutland, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, and Lincolnshire.

Now Ukrainians who have lost their homes will either find new ones or new "sponsors" - homeowners who allow them to temporarily stay at their homes. They may also be assisted in finding a new home.


Last year, the British government initiated the Homes for Ukraine program to help displaced people who fled the war. The program allows Ukrainian citizens and their families to move to the UK if they have a sponsor who can provide a place to stay for six months or more.

Thousands of Ukrainians have moved to the East Midlands through this program, but after a year, some landlords were no longer able to support them.

Most Ukrainian citizens who find new housing do not need to apply for homelessness. In Derbyshire, the local authorities recorded that almost half of Ukrainians who received housing had to move later.

Author - Olena Madiak, 11/05/2023

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