More than 100,000 Ukrainian refugees have found shelter in UK, figures show

More than 100,000 refugees have arrived in the UK through the government visa schemes, official figures have shown.

The Home Office said a total of 104,000 people fleeing the war in Ukraine have been welcomed to Britain through either the family scheme – which allows people to join family members here – or the Homes for Ukraine sponsorship scheme.

This includes 31,300 people under the family scheme, and 72,700 people under the Homes for Ukraine sponsorship scheme.

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Earlier this week, the Scottish Government said its latest figures showed that Scotland has welcomed around 115 new arrivals from Ukraine each day in the week to 19 July, providing sanctuary for over 9,000 displaced people, two-thirds of whom applied under the Scottish Super Sponsor Scheme, which has now been suspended.

The Home Office added that up to Tuesday, around 198,200 applications have been made for visas, and 166,200 visas have been issued.

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