Brits Swamp New Program To Host Ukrainian Refugees

The New York Times reports:

Almost 90,000 Brits have signed up to host Ukrainian refugees in their homes, less than a day after the British government launched a new initiative for Britons to sponsor Ukrainian refugees.

The “Homes for Ukraine,” as the new program is known, launched on Monday afternoon, and within six hours, 44,000 Brits had signed up before the government website crashed. A spokesman for Britain’s housing department said that, as of Tuesday morning, that figure had doubled to over 88,000.

On Monday, the British government launched a new refugee pathway for those who have no family ties to the country. The first sponsored Ukrainian refugees are expected to arrive next week.

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