On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine, marking a major escalation in the Russia-Ukraine war that began in 2014.
The invasion was one of the largest in Europe since World War II. Resulting in hundreds of thousands of casualties on both sides and created Europe's largest refugee crisis since the Second World War, with more than 6.1 million refugees leaving Ukraine and another 7.1 million displaced within Ukraine in the six weeks since the war began. According to the United Nation, more than 3.5 million Ukrainians have applied for temporary residence in another country, the European Union has granted Ukrainians the right to live and work in its 27 member states for up to three years.
Home for Ukraine Scheme
The start of the Russo-Ukrainian war resulted in the largest European refugee crisis since World War II as more than 6.1 million people fled Ukraine. Governments in Europe have successively enacted policies in this vein.
The UK government introduced the "Ukrainian Homes" program on March 14, 2022. As long as they can offer sufficient housing, the scheme allows residents of the UK to sponsor designated Ukrainian nationals or families to live with them in the country.