News update 4 April 2022

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Germany

4 April

A Second Flight of 117 Ukrainian Refugees From Moldova Landed in Germany

https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/a-second-flight-of-117-ukrainian-refugees-from-moldova-landed-in-germany/

 

Greece

4 April

EU expects safety guarantees for new ‘ghost’ migration camp in Lesvos

https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/eu-eyes-safety-of-lesvos-ghost-migration-camp/

  

3 April

16,730 Ukrainian refugees have already arrived in Greece

https://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/society/46851-16-730-ukrainian-refugees-have-already-arrived-in-greece.html

1 April

 Greece embraces Ukrainians as picture darkens for other refugees

Aid workers are particularly concerned for those fleeing countries other than Ukraine after a four-year-old Syrian boy died.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/4/1/greece-embraces-ukrainians-as-picture-darkens-for-other-refugees

 

Ireland

4 April

From Warsaw to Ireland: a 30-hour journey across Europe with Ukrainian refugees

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/from-warsaw-to-ireland-a-30-hour-journey-across-europe-with-ukrainian-refugees-1.4841683

 

Moldova

3 April

U.S. to send more aid as Moldova embraces Ukraine war refugees

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/us-give-50-mln-moldova-cope-with-ukraine-war-2022-04-03/

2 April

Moldova Refugee Response, Inter-Agency Update (29th March - 1st April 2022)

https://reliefweb.int/report/moldova/moldova-refugee-response-inter-agency-update-29th-march-1st-april-2022

 

The EU must act and step up its support to Moldova following the Ukraine war

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/pt/press-room/20220401IPR26514/the-eu-must-act-and-step-up-its-support-to-moldova-following-the-ukraine-war

 

UK

4 April

The UK Government must help refugees from Ukraine

https://www.rescue-uk.org/article/uk-government-must-help-refugees-ukraine

 

Minister Struggles To Justify UK's Slow Response To Ukrainian Refugees

Simon Hart claimed there was no time for "navel-gazing" as Kay Burley put him on the spot over refugee numbers.

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/ukraine-crisis-refugees-simon-hart-russia_uk_624a8f23e4b0e44de9c3f3b4

 

The UK has spent up to £1bn on drones to prevent migrant crossings

https://techmonitor.ai/policy/uk-spent-1bn-drones-prevent-migrant-crossings

 

3 April

Government urged to launch skilled refugee visas to address UK’s tech skills shortage

Meeting between Zopa Bank and ministers comes weeks after the lender pledged to hire 50 professionals from Ukraine

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/04/03/government-urged-launch-skilled-refugee-visas-address-uks-tech/

  

UK opens more welcome hubs for Ukrainian refugees. Jamie Grierson @JamieGrierson

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/apr/03/uk-opens-more-welcome-hubs-for-ukrainian-refugees

Grant Shapps unable to get Ukraine refugees he wants to host into UK, as criticism of delays grow. Rob Merrick

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ukraine-refugees-grant-shapps-visas-b2049953.html

  

Guernsey knit more than 1,500 items for Ukraine

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-60975182

 

The Observer view on Britain’s cruel and unfit refugee policy

Observer editorial

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/apr/03/the-observer-view-on-britain-cruel-unfit-refugee-policy

  

New UK immigration routes you need to know about

https://businesstech.co.za/news/trending/573094/new-uk-immigration-routes-you-need-to-know-about/

 

Neil Gray: UK must show ‘pandemic-level’ response to Ukraine crisis

https://www.thenational.scot/news/20041037.neil-gray-uk-must-show-pandemic-level-response-ukraine-crisis/

 

2 April

Daily Mail’s campaign in aid of Ukrainian refugees hits £10,000,000 mark

https://metro.co.uk/2022/04/02/daily-mails-campaign-in-aid-of-ukrainian-refugees-hits-10000000-mark-16391946/

 

 

Ukraine

4 April

Rape as a weapon: huge scale of sexual violence inflicted in Ukraine emerges

Women and girls have recounted the abuse they have suffered at the hands of Russian soldiers

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/03/all-wars-are-like-this-used-as-a-weapon-of-war-in-ukraine

  

Hundreds of Ukrainians forcibly deported to Russia, say Mariupol women

Troops ordered women and children on to buses and sent them to ‘filtration camps’, according to witness accounts

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/04/hundreds-of-ukrainians-forcibly-deported-to-russia-say-mariupol-women

 

The women sharing their memories of Ukraine before the Russian invasion - BBC News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flcLEqzCAl0

  

3 April

Ukraine: Apparent War Crimes in Russia-Controlled Areas

Summary Executions, Other Grave Abuses by Russian Forces

https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/04/03/ukraine-apparent-war-crimes-russia-controlled-areas

 

A terror reborn: Mass graves, bodies booby-trapped and left on the streets, captured women soldiers with shaved heads... IAN BIRRELL witnesses scenes in Ukraine that echo the horrors of WWII

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10682057/IAN-BIRRELL-witnesses-scenes-Ukraine-echo-horrors-WWII.html