The UK Government has set up the Ukraine Family Scheme in France to facilitate Ukrainians to live with family members in Britain.

But there are numerous reports of a chaotic situation in Calais – with families being turned away by UK Border Force agents due to a lack of paperwork and have been told they must travel more than 100 miles to Paris or Brussels to get a visa.

The UK Government has been careful not to refer to Ukrainians fleeing conflict as refugees because it wants to abandon its commitments to refugees under international law, according to Professor Alison Phipps, an expert in refugee integration at Glasgow University.


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