London Mayor Says UK Should Do More To Help Ukrainian, and Afghan Refugees

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said that the UK government should do much more to help refugees from Ukraine and Afghanistan who are fleeing the conflict in their homelands.

Khan said that thousands of immigration is in unsuitable accommodation in the capital (London) or at risk of becoming homeless.

Asking the government for more effective efforts to tackle refugee’s problem, Khan rebuked the government for its “inhumane attempts to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda.”

Khan said that the ongoing deportation process serves “as a distraction from the urgent need to make practical changes.”

The Mayor has allocated almost £3 million in Greater London Authority funding to help migrants and asylum seekers London and also launched “Migrant Londoners Hub,” providing advice services to the newly arrived in the city.

“89 out of 370 Ukrainians who arrived in London under the UK’s Ukraine Family Scheme, were already at a rise of homeless,” the Hub said according to a survey of eleven civil society organizations working for refugees.

The UK evacuated approximately 15,000 refugees from Afghanistan almost a year ago and 4,000 of them were in short-term hotel accommodation in London.

Khan’s call for immediate refugee assistance came on the occasion of the United Nations World Refugee Day to celebrate the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution.


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